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Studies

Ward (1979): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Ward, R.A.
Title:
The Never-Married in Later Life.
Source:
Journal of Gerontology, 1979, Vol. 34, 861 - 869

Investigation

Public:
50+ aged, USA, 1972-1977
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 3557
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all things together, how would you say things are these days. Would you say you were.…?
1  not too happy
2  pretty happy
3  very happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ag
Author's label:
Global happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Retirement Current status: retired or not Health Global health rating Family income in the previous year Household income Education Level of school-education Social contacts Current contacts Satisfaction with family life Satisfaction with family-life Satisfaction with friendships Satisfaction with friends Number of groups belonged to Membership of voluntary organizations Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states)
Married vs never married
Married vs widowed
Married vs divorced
Married vs separated