as a partner of the World Database of Happiness
Help us keep track of the research findings on happiness in your field on a continuous
commit for periods of 4 years
pay for a set of deliverables, typically updating the database on a
particular topic, followed by the writing a scientific review paper. The
aim is to provide a complete overview of what we currently know on this
subject and what we do not yet know.
are mentioned on the website, both in the general list of sponsors and in
the sponsored sections of the database. They are also mentioned in derived
publications, such as the periodical review articles.
choose the topic on which they want to support research synthesis and can
give advice in matters of analysis: EHERO decides in the end on
presentation of the findings in the database and in the review article. In
the case of disagreement sponsors are free to present their views to the
academic forum independently.
topics for partnership are:
Where do people live happiest? Where are differences in happiness
smallest? Do determinants and consequences of happiness differ
of particular people
How happy are these people? What determines their
happiness? Do they differ from the general population in their country?
style and happiness
What do happy people do? Which of the
happy people’s behaviors differ from those of less happy people? What
kinds of people profit most from particular life styles?
e.g. yield of higher education
e.g. having children
of health services
What are the consequences of enjoying life or not on ..
Illustrative presentations of reviewed topics:
Contact: Erasmus University
Rotterdam. Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization, POB 1738, NL3000
DR Rotterdam, Netherlands, E-mail: EHERO-WDH@ese.eur.nl