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Studies

Veenhoven & VanSchoonhoven (1991): study ZZ EU 11 1975

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, EU 11 member states, 1975-1986
Sample
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single  question:

On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead?
4  very satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
-  Don't know
Classification:
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding living together (vs single) Married state (compared to non-married states)
Trend average happiness marital categories