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VanSantvoort (2009): study ZZ Europe 2005

Publication

Author(s):
VanSantvoort, M.M.
Title:
Disability in Europe: Policy, Social Participation and Subjective Well-being.
Source:
Ipskamp, 2009, Enschede, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 9 European countries, 2005
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 14889
Non Response:
30 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Most studies based on face-to-face interviews

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 2 questions:

A. Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are?
10    extremely happy                                                                      
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0     extremely unhappy

B. All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays.?
10   extremely satisfied                                                                
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0   extermely dissatisfied   

Summation:  (A+B)/2
Classification:
O-Sum---mq-n-11-b
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Remarks:
Weighted mean of all nations by means of table 7.1, page 113.
M= Belgium:7.6 Germany:6.9 Denmark:8.4 Finland:8.0 The Netherlands:7.7 Slovenia:7.0 Slovakia:5.9 United Kingdom:7.3
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.40 7.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Disability Severity of handicap Feeling optimistic and energetic Feeling energetic (vs lethargic, tired) Social participation Current contacts Feeling about household income Subjective poverty Subjective general health Global health rating Age in years Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Living arrangement Current household-composition Highest level of education Level of school-education Monthly household income Household income