Overview of the various distinguished publics included in the World Database of Happiness

Date of overview: 2017-04-24.
The World Database of Happiness is a collection of research findings on happiness. These findings come both from studies among the general population and studies in special publics such as eldery persons or lottery winners. Below is a list of publics. If you click the hyperlinked categories you get the excerpts of research findings among that kind of people.
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Category descriptionAdditional keywordsNumber of studies
AGE groupslife stage4
• Youthchildren. juvelines, minors, kids, yougster0
• Infantsbabies20
• Todlers0
• Basic school childrenelementary school pupils, basic school25
• Teens, adolescentsteenagers, puberty207
• Twensaround age 2030
• Young adults20-30 aged9
• Adults76
• Working agelabour force, age 18-16557
• Middle aged40-60 aged24
• In menopause3
• Elderly65+ aged, retired, old age171
• Very oldcentanian12
• Generationage group, cohort7
• Various age groups1
CHILDRENdescentants, offspring1
• Children living with single parentbroken home1
• Gifted childrengenius, high IQ0
• Handicaped childrenspecial need, invalid2
• Children of divorcebroken home2
CONVINCTIONSvalues, beliefs0
• Religiouschurch, faith, God, spiritual0
• Feministsemancipation2
COMMUNAL LIVINGcommune, group home0
• Living in Kibutzcollective farm, Israel3
• Communal housingcollective2
• Company town1
DEVIANTabnormal, non-mainstream3
ETHNIC GROUPminority, social group, race0
• Ethnic groups in USArace2
• Whites in USACaucasian, European Americans28
• Blacks in USAcoloured, African Americans6
• Ethnic groups in other nationsminority11
• Non-modern culturesdeveloping, non-western, primitive2
EDUCATIONschooling0
• Highschool pupilslearner, student26
• Studentsundergraduate, graduate, university275
• Traineesappentice, novice4
• Allumnigraduate, former student4
• School-leaversgraduate3
• Well educatedcultured, learned, knowledgeble4
EMPLOYMENTin labour force, job, work0
• Not Employedjobless, unemployed, unwaged1
• Unemployedjobless, unwaged21
• Housewiveshome maker10
• Retiredpensioner26
• Employedjob, work57
• Employersboss, manager, owner0
• Employeesstaff, worker19
• Self employedsolo entrepreneurs, small business, professionals1
• Employees of a firm9
• Kind of job0
FAMILYkin, primary group0
• Couplesbond, marriage, pair16
• Heads of householdsboss11
• Family memberskin, relatives2
• Spousehusband, wife, partner2
• living with familyliving with parents2
• Housewiveshome maker1
• Twinsidentical, fraternal, mono-zigous7
• Divorcedbroken marriage, separated1
GENDERsexe1
• Maleboys, men51
• Femalegirls, women86
GENERAL PUBLIC, see AREA0
HEALTHill, fit, morbidity1
• Mental Patientsdisorder, disturbed, mad38
• Medical Patientsdisase, ill78
• Handicappeddisabled, invalid17
• Drug useaddition, dependency, substance use1
• Tranquillizer userssedative1
• OverweightBMI, fat3
• Died laterdeath, mortality1
INCOMEearning, pay, salary, wage1
• Richaffluent, wealthy, well to do1
• Poordeprived, needy7
• Welfare Recipientsdole, on social security3
• Recent income change2
INSTITUTIONAL LIVING0
• Living in prisonjail, incarnated1
• Living in hospital2
• Living in nursing home9
• Living in cloistermonk, nun6
• Living in foster home2
• Living in retirement home4
INTELLIGENCE0
• Gifted5
• RetardedDow syndrome, low IQ1
LIFE-HISTORYbackground0
• Organ donors2
• Veteransmilitair, soldier, war4
LIFE-STYLEway of life0
• Homosexualsgay1
• Lottery players/winnerspool8
• Back-to-the-land mini-farmers5
• Touristsholliday, travel5
LIFE-STRESS0
• Earlier life stressscarring2
• Recent lossbereaved3
• Recent divorceseparated6
• Recent unemployment7
• Accident victimsdisaster, mishap5
• Recent change in institutional setting3
• People in transitionlife phase20
• Recent hospitalisationmedical treatment8
LOVE-LIFEaffection, sex0
• Dating couplescourt, relationship1
MARITAL STATUSmatrimony, wedded0
• Non-Marriedsingle11
• Marriedwedded33
• Divorcedseparated11
• Widowedbereaved, loss, widow3
• Remarried1
• Singles1
MIGRATIONemigrant, expat, immigrant, wanderer0
• Ex-migrantworkers2
• Immigrantsnew comer27
• Refugeesexile4
MEMBERSHIPSassociation, club, social participation0
• Union memberstrade union1
• Singles association1
• Student sororitystudent house2
• Professional association1
• Churchtemple3
OCCUPATIONjob, profession, work0
• Academicsscholar, professor, researcher13
• Administrativeclerck3
• Artistsactor, musician, painter, singer, writer2
• Clergychurch, pastor4
• Commercialbusiness0
• Farmersagriculture6
• Fisherssailors1
• Industry10
• Labourers, blue collarworker5
• Managersboss8
• Militarysoldier9
• Miners1
• Nurseshealth care professional2
• Physicianshealth care professional4
• Service5
• Social Workers1
• Studentspupil22
• Teachersschool, professor4
• Telephone operators1
• Truck driverstransport worker1
PERSONALITYcharacter0
• Pessimisticoptimist2
• Ambitious0
• Cheerfullhappy, gloomy, depressed7
PARENTHOODmother, father0
• Childlesscheldfree3
• involuntaryinfertile0
• Parentsmother, father5
• Parents with children at home13
• Parents in empty nest phase3
• Parents of handicapped children2
• Parents of students1
• Mothersmum31
• Working mothers11
• Fathersdad1
• Single parentslone parents, broken home4
• Abusing parents1
• Step-parents0
• Divorced parentsbroken home1
POSSESSIONSassets0
• Car-ownersautomobile1
• House ownersprivate property1
PRISONERScriminal, inmate, jail2
PROSTITUTEShooker, sex worker, whore2
• prostitute clientswhore hopper1
RELIGIONbelief, conviction0
• CatholicsRoman Catholic4
RESIDENCEliving environment, place0
• Housing complex2
• Retirement communityold age residence1
• Ruralcountry16
• Urbantown, metropolitan42
• Metropolitanbig city24
• Poor or prosperous areaback ward1
• Sub-urban2
• planned/unplanned community1
• X0
• Homelessdestitute3
• X0
SOCIAL STATUSclass, position, prestige0
• Upper classhigh1
• Middle classwhite collar9
• Lower classblue collar9
SPORTSAthletic0
• Sporters1
• Athletes1
THERAPYtreatment, intervention0
• Earlier in therapy1
• Therapy clients5
• Therapists1
MISCELLANEOUS10