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Veenhoven (1983): study IE 1975

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, Ireland, 1975
Sample
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents
N = 993
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 17%,   2: 53%,   3: 30%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.13 6.93
SD:
0.67 1.77

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Marital Status Married vs never married
Married vs widowed
Married vs divorced
Married vs separated
Formally-married vs living-as-married
Never married (vs widowed)
Never married (vs divorced)
Nevermarried (vs separated)
Widowed (vs divorced)
Widow (vs separated)