The people behind the World Database of Happiness

home team external research associates veterans

The creation and maintenance of a Database like this involves a lot of work, which was achieved with the help of many co-workers. They are listed below. The following persons have an overall role:

Prof. Ruut Veenhoven
Erasmus University Rotterdam
PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: (..31) 10 4082102
Fax: (..31) 10 4089098
Email: veenhoven@ese.eur.nl
Homepage: personal.eur.nl/veenhoven

 

Direction
Ruut is responsible for the scientific contents of the Database

Carla DenBuitelaar
Tel (..31) 10 4082059
Fax (..31) 10 4089098
Email: denbuitelaar@ese.eur.nl

Documentation
Carla will help you when you want paper copies, books or searches

 
 
Home team at 1-1-2017
Name Position Tasks
Since
Miranda Aldham-Breary (Msc) senior volunteer English text editing
2016
Effie Arampatzi (MA) research assistant Entry of Correlational Findings
Analysis of findings on happiness in nations, focus on effect of recession
2013
Anneke Blok sernoir volunteer Bibliography
2005
Sasqia Blokzijl-ChinHonFoei (drs) researcher Entry of Correlational Findings, Focus on happiness of children
1985-88
2005
Martijn Burger (dr.) assistant professor Direction and data analysis
2013
Tineke DeJonge (dr.) senior volunteer Scale interval study
2011
Tineke DeLang-Wamsteker senior volunteer documentation
1990-93 - 2016
Carla DenBuitelaar secretary Office management, documentation
1990
Marloes Hoogerbrugge research assistant data analysis
2014
Martijn Hendriks PhD candidate Entry of Correlational Findings, focus on effect of recession
2013
Joop Mulder senior volunteer Text processing, documentation
1985
Jan Ott (mr. dr.) researcher
Entry of Correlational Findings, focus on government
Analysis of findings on happiness in nations, focus on quality of government
2007
Piet Ouweneel (drs) senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings, data analysis
1985
Emma Pleeging (MA) research assistant Marketing
2014
Fredrik Radema (ir.) senior volunteer IT
2008
Jos Richters (ing) senior volunteer Bibliography, IT
2010
Peter Schouten (BA E) senior volunteer Bibliography
2011
Frank VanderVlugt (ir.) senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
2009
Janna VanderVooren senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
2007
Jan VanderVooren (dr. ir.) senior volunteer Meta analysis
2007
Ruut Veenhoven (prof. dr.) emeritus professor Direction, quality control, data analysis
1980
Gerard Wildschut senior volunteer Entry of findings on States of Nations
2008
Ems Zuidgeest (MD) senior volunteeer Bibliography
2008

Home team veterans

Name position (then) Task
Period
Karien Amsterdam student volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1990
Herta Bakkeren-Zofcsik (drs.) senoir volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1999-2004
Lucette Baldew (drs) trainee Entry of Correlational Findings
1990
Piet Balhuizen (ir) volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1999-2000
Cunie Boelhouwer senior volunteer Bibliography
2007-2012
Maarten Berg (dr.) junior researcher Analysis of findings on Happiness in Nations
2004-2010
Ad Bergsma (dr) researcher Meta-analysis
2005-2012
Gael Brule (dr) researcher Analysis of findings on Happiness in Nations
2010-2015
Alexandra Booij (drs) senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
2007
Gerard Borst (drs) trainee Entry of Correlational Findings
1989
Yowon Choi (MA) researcher Entry of Correlational Findings
2003-2006
Armand Elia semior volunteer Entry of findings on Happiness in Nations
2008-2011
Henk de Heer senior volunteer IT, database design
1997-2006
Willem DeKoster student assistant Entry of findings on Happiness in Nations and States of Nations
2002-2004
Tineke DeLang senior volunteer text processing
1991
Astrid DeVries student volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1995
Nanning Dijkstra (drs) senipor volunteer IT
1991-1996
Juliane Eberth trainee Entry of Correlational Findings
2009
Joop Ehrhardt (ir.) text processing Entry of Correlational Findings, statistics, data analysis
1989-1995
Deborah Godoy (dr.) trainee Entry of Correlational Findings, Scale Study
2009
Ozge Gokdemir trainee Entry of Correlational Findings
2009
Elly Graven data typist text processing
1982-83
Tom Hagendoorn (drs) volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1985
Leo Herwig senior volunteer text processing
1999-2000
Jeanne Hidskes secretary text processing
1976-1982
Hans Hordijk student volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1986
Tineke Huijsmans (drs.) senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
2008-2013
Marijke Jalink (drs) trainee Entry of Correlational Findings
1991
Henk Jansen (mr) senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
2000
Ton Jansen volunteer text processing
1989
Ton Jonkers student assistant Entry of Correlational Findings
1978-82
Wim Kalmijn (dr. ir.) senior volunteer
Statistics. Focus on Happiness Scale Interval Study
1998-2015
Esra Karatas (Msc) PhD candidate Entry of Correlational Findings focus on happiness of elderly migrants
2013
Thea Kroon volunteer Bibliography
1988-1990
Ems Lans (mr) senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1998-1999
Tonny Lelieveldt-Pot (drs) senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1998-2001
Aart Ligthart (drs) senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
2001
Mirjam Lips student volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1990-1991
Bernard Metz (MD) senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
2003-2006
Hans Mieras (ir.) senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1998-2012
Bart Moors student volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1984
Mirko Noordergraaf student volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1989
Pietrica Okma (drs) senior volunteer data analysis
1997
Julia Propp trainee Entry of Correlational Findings
2009
Bettinka Rakic student volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
Agnet van Rijswijk senior volunteer text processing
1991
Willem Schinkel student assistant Entry of findings on Happiness in Nations
1998-2000
Ida Schultz student intern Entry of Correlational Findings
2013
Gerrit Schuppen volunteer Entry of findings in States of Nations
Jessica Shinnick (MA) volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
2005
Sander Smit student assistant Entry of findings on Happiness in Nations and States of Nations
2000-2002
Joyce Smeets-Wong (Bsc) senoir volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1994-1995
Henrik Stevens student volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1989
Monica Sie Dhian Ho student volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1992
Inge Strubbe (drs) trainee Entry of Correlational Findings
1991
Arien Swellengrebel senior volunteer text processing
2001
Ruud Swier senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
2000
Desiree Timmermans trainee Entry of Correlational Findings
1997
Marcel Teeuw student volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1991
Marcel Thaens student volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1989
Devorah VandenBerg trainee Entry of Correlational Findings
2008
Elly VanderJagt-Dragt (drs) senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
2004
Treze VanHecke (mr.lic..) senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
2007-2012
Loes VanKempen (dr.) senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
2014-16
Gerrit VanKooten student assistant Entry of Correlational Findings
1980-82
Pascal VanKooten student volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
2011
Heleen VanLuyn dr. trainee Entry of Correlational Findings
1987
George VanderPoel (MD dr.) senior volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings, focus on health
2007-2012
Renee VanSchoonhoven student assistant Entry of Correlational Findings
1984
Stanny Vijverberg-VanLeeuwen senior volunteer Bibliography
1997-2008
Hector Vargas (dr.) visiting scholar Entry data Latin America
2011-2013
Prisca Vis (drs.) Volunteer
PhD candidate
Bibliography
Research synthesis of psychological strenghts
2011-2014
Paul Wartena (drs.) researcher
senior volunteer
Entry of findings on Happiness in Nations, Happiness in Regions and States of Nations
2000-2015
Philo Weijenborg (mr) volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1998
David Wissel student assistant Entry of Correlational Findings
1990
Mariska Wijnbelt student volunteer Entry of Correlational Findings
1991
Teun Zijlmans (MA) volunteer Bibliography
2009
Hanna Zweerus (drs.) trainee Entry of Correlational Findings
1989

External research associates at 1-1-2017

Name Affiliation Responsibile for section on
Term (4 years)
Elizabeth Bothma Assistant professor, North West University, South Africa Happiness in South Africa
2015-2019
Mark Chekola (prof. dr.) Emeritus professor, University of Minnesota, Dpt of Philosophy Bibliography of Happiness
section Philosophy of Happiness
2008-2012
Dóra Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir (dr.) Director mental health department, Reyjavik, Iceland Happiness in Iceland
2014-2018
Marc Hooghe (prof. dr.) Professor, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium Happiness and Trust
2011-2015
Akiko Kamasaka Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan Happiness in Japan
2014-2018
Meik Wiking Researcher, Danish Institute for happiness Research, Copenhagen, Denmark Happiness in Denmark
2013-2017

veterans
Fauziah Abdul Rahim (dr.) Assistant professor, University Utara, Malaysia Happiness in Malaysia
2012-2016
Amir Ghamarani (dr) Assistant professor, University of Isfahan, Iran Happiness in Iran
2012-1016
Marc Hooghe (prof. dr.) Professor, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium Happiness and Trust
2011-2015
Stefan Lindsay Analyst, Statistics New Zealand Happiness in New Zealand
2010-2014
Werner Nell (dr.) Assistant professor, North West University, South Africa Happiness in South Africa
2011-2015
Ekaterine Selezneva (dr.) Researcher, Ost-Europa Institut, Regensburg, Germany Happiness in Russia
2011-2015

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