Have us enter your work
in the World Database of Happiness

If you consider your work relevant to this database of happiness, please send a copy to the address below.
'Grey' papers are also welcomed.

         All scientific work on subjective appreciation of life-as-a-whole will be included in the Bibliography.

         Results of empirical work will also be summarized in the finding collections, provided that the measures of happiness used fit our validity demands. Acceptable measures are listed in the collection Measures of Happiness.

         In this case each of your research findings is described in a standard terminology on a separate 'page'. Finding pages contain links to the original publication in the Bibliography and to details about measurement of happiness and statistics of association. Finding pages are sorted on subject and gathered in 'reports'. They can also be searched on population and on methodological features.

         Not all the findings on happiness eligible for inclusion have been entered at present, we cannot keep up with the growing stream of research reports. For this reason, we are moving towards a Wiki-like approach in which external research associates will help to keep the archive up-to-date on their topic of interest. The technical prerequisites for this approach are being developed.

         You can secure inclusion of your findings if you enter them yourself. At the moment you can do that using a form which can be downloaded from here: Download finding notation form. This is a Word document, from which we will add your entries in the database using copy and paste. More efficient direct entry via internet is also possible.
Though possible, entering your findings by yourself is not easy. The standardized description of research findings used has many rules that take time to master. Self-entry will also require considerable correction input from our part. We prefer that you have the job done by an experienced assistant for pay if possible. We are ready to recruit such a person for you. However, if you plan to enter many studies, it is may be worth mastering the skill.


Contact: Erasmus University Rotterdam. Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization, POB 1738, NL3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands, E-mail: EHERO-WDH@ese.eur.nl