Findings on happiness in CBS (2004): study NL 2002

TitleWaardering Leefsituatie, 2002 . (Appreciation Living Condition 2002.)
SourceCentral Bureau for Statistics (CBS), 2004, The Hague, Netherlands
Public12+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2002
Survey nameNL-POLS 2002
 Permanent Onderzoek Leefsituatie (POLS)
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 Weighted sample
Respondents N =37482
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Page in publication1
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.651.28

Scores in12345

Full textSelfreport on single question: When you consider your life-as-a-whole, are you..........? 0 quite dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 very satisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.891.25

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
ageshow  Current age (in years)
Educationshow  Level of school-education
gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
householdshow  Living alone or not
householdshow  Living with children, also classified as above ↑
householdshow  Single parent, also classified as above ↑
Occupationshow  Current household-work
Occupationshow  Current occupation, also classified as above ↑
Occupationshow  Current status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
Occupationshow  Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
Occupationshow  Involved in schooling or not, also classified as above ↑
Occupationshow  Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
Occupationshow  Unfit for work, also classified as above ↑
urbanisationshow  Community size