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Studies

Wingen et al. (2012): study NL 1998

Publication

Author(s):
Wingen, M.; Arts, K.; DeJonge, T.
Title:
De Invloed van Emotionele Gebeurtenissen op Geluk en Tevredenheid. (The Impact of Emotional Events on Happiness and Satisfaction with Life).
Source:
Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), Serie Bevolkingstrends, 2012, The Hague, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
20+ aged, The Netherlands, 1998-2009
Survey name:
NL-POLS 1997-2009
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 240000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  not very happy
1  unhappy
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Geluk (happiness)
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
Author's label:
Tevredenheid (Life Satisfaction)

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change in marital status Recent divorce/separation
Recent entering of marriage
Recent widowhood
Change in employment status Change in employment
Change in source of income
Falling unemployed
Getting (re)employed
Change in retirement status
Deterioration of health, falling ill