Findings on happiness in Brewer & Nandi (2014): study GB 1991

Author(s)Brewer, M.; Nandi, A
TitlePartnership Dissolution: How Does it Affect Income, Employment and Well-being?
SourceInstitute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) Research Paper, 2014, No. 30, Essex, United Kingdom
PublicDivorced, United Kingdom, followed 1991-2008
Last assesment2008
 All 18 waves of the British Household Panel Survey
Survey nameUK-BHPS combined waves
 Panel study
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Divorces selected from general population sample
Respondents N =1560
 Women: 59%, Men: 41%
Non Response8%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 1 not satisfied at all 2 3 4 5 6 7 completely satisfied
Author's labelOverall life-satisfaction
Page in publication13
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Recovery from separationshow  Ever divorced/separated
Recovery from separationshow  Recent divorce/separation, also classified as above ↑