Could you be happy without a job?

Share of young people being able to be happy without a job in Belgium 2016-17, by age The statistic displayed above shows the share of the young population that could be happy without a job in Belgium in 2016 and 2017, by age. In this period, 35 percent of the Belgian respondents aged between 26 and 34 years old reported being able to be happy without a job.
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Share of respondents
16-17 years26%
18-25 years29%
26-34 years35%
34 years and older40%
Total32%
Share of respondents
16-17 years26%
18-25 years29%
26-34 years35%
34 years and older40%
Total32%

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The statistic displayed above shows the share of the young population that could be happy without a job in Belgium in 2016 and 2017, by age. In this period, 35 percent of the Belgian respondents aged between 26 and 34 years old reported being able to be happy without a job.
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Release date
April 2017
Region
Belgium
Survey time period
Since April 11, 2016
Number of respondents
45,745 respondents
Age group
16-34 years*
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
* n (16-17) = 3,053, n (18-25) = 22,308, n (26-34) = 17,077, n (34+) = 3,307. Although the survey is specifically focused on the generation aged between 16 and 34 years, people older than 34 were also able to answer the survey questions, hence the category 34 years and older.

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