Table 3 Characteristics of marital status groups, age 30 and above

From: Social Capital, Happiness, and the Unmarried: a Multilevel Analysis of 32 European Countries

Variable Divorced/Separated Married Never married Widowed Cohabit
N 33,858 178,224 24,077 35,162 8318
% total 12.11% 63.73% 8.61% 12.57% 2.97%
% women 60.70% 50.44% 46.23% 79.26% 46.58%
Mean age 52.85 53.34 46.11 71.54 39.98
Mean happiness (0–10) 6.62 7.40 6.79 6.26 7.53
Mean satisfaction (0–10) 6.24 7.01 6.53 6.10 7.18
Mean social activities (1–5) 2.67 2.71 2.67 2.50 2.72
Mean social meetings (1–7) 4.79 4.66 5.04 4.58 4.95
Mean subjective health (1–5) 3.60 3.73 3.81 3.08 4.02
Mean years of education 12.62 12.30 13.25 9.70 13.90
% feels discrimination 9.06% 5.99% 9.77% 5.20% 8.03%
Mean degree of religiosity (0–10) 4.30 4.96 4.26 5.86 3.39
Mean subjective income (1–4) 2.69 3.00 2.87 2.59 3.13
% unemployed 5.99% 3.10% 8.14% 0.89% 6.38%
  1. Source: Own elaboration on 2002–2016 European Social Surveys