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Studies

Veenhoven (1983): study BE 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.
Title:
The Growing Impact of Marriage.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1983, Vol. 12, 49 - 63

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1975
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 1513
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
57
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 37%,   2: 53%,   3: 10%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.73 5.89
SD:
0.63 1.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Marital status Married vs widowed
Married vs divorced
Married vs separated
Formally-married vs living-as-married
Vs widowed
Vs divorced
Vs separated
Vs divorced
Vs separated
Married vs never married