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VanBeuningen & Kloosterman (2011): study NL 2009

Publication

Author(s):
VanBeuningen, J.; Kloosterman, R.
Title:
Subjectief Welzijn: Welke Factoren spelen een Rol? (Subjective Well-Being, Which Factores are Important?)
Source:
Bevolkingstrends, 4e kwartaal 2011, Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
aged 18+, Netherlands, 2009
Survey name:
NL-POLS 2009
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 6878
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

To what extent do you think of yourself as a happy person?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
-  don't know
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-d
Author's label:
geluk
Remarks:
89% happy (5+4)
Page in publication:
86
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with the life you currently lead?
5  extraordinary satisfied
4  very satisfied
3  satisfied
2  fairly satisfied
1  not very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-d
Author's label:
levenstevredenheid
Remarks:
87% satisfied (5,4,3)
Page in publication:
86

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income per year Household income Holiday Holiday travel Financial independency `objective` poverty Self-percieved health Self-perceived health Scholing Level of school-education Social economic category Current employment status
Self employed
Pension
Welfare
Involved in schooling or not
Confidence in parliament Trust in institutions in nation Participation in clubs Satisfaction with organizational participation Contact with family Contacts with relatives Contact with friends Current contacts with friends Trust in other people Having partner Married state (compared to non-married states) Having children living at home Children in the household Feelings of unsafety Feeling secure (vs threatened) Pleasant relationship in neighborhood Local social cohesion Urbanity Rural vs urban dwelling Age Current age (in years) Sexe Sex (male vs female)