Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (2000b): study NL 1965

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleHoe diep zit de Kinderwens? ( Does the Want for Children draw on a Need?)
SourceFreya Magazine, 2000, Vol. 16, 15 - 19.
Public25-65 aged, married peole, Tthe Netherlands, 1965
Survey nameNot available
 Dutch Health Survey
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Marrieds selected from a general population sample
Respondents N =1376
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "Generally speaking are you a happy person.......?" Responses were made on an open line scale, and were later coded in 7 categories: 1 very unhappy 2 3 4 5 6 7 very happy.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
ChildlessnessC02ab01Childlessness voluntary or not
ChildlessnessC03aa01Ever had children (vs not), also classified as above ↑
ChildlessnessF02abFamily composition, also classified as above ↑