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Studies

Veenhoven & VanSchoonhoven (1991): study NL 1989

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.; VanSchoonhoven, R.
Title:
Levensvoldoening van Alleenstaanden; Achterstand op Samenwoners in 11 EG landen 1974-1986. (Life Satisfaction of Singles; Arrearage on Cohabitants in 11 EC countries 1974-1986).
Source:
Gezin, 1991, Vol.3, 15 - 25

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1989
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2969
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Living together (vs single) Married state (compared to non-married states)
Living alone or not