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Wim Kalmijn 1934-2015

After a career as a chemical engineer and statistician in the industry, Wim Kalmijn has made his expertise free available for projects of general interest, one of which was this World Database of Happiness. Wim has redesigned the statistics section and has added to the development of scale conversion methods. He co-authors several publications on this subject and in 2010, at age 76, he obtained a PhD on a doctoral dissertation entitld ‘Quantification of happiness inequality’. We miss his advice and company.


Publications on measurement of happiness by Wim Kalmijn

Veenhoven, R. & Kalmijn, W.M. (2005)
Measuring inequality of happiness in nations: In search for proper statistics
Journal of Happiness Studies, 6 (4) 357-396

Kalmijn, W.M. & Veenhoven, R. (2006)
Inequality-adjusted happiness in nations: Egalitarism and utilitarianism married in a new index of societal performance
Journal of Happiness Studies, 6 (4): 421-455

Wim Kalmijn (2010)
Quantification of happiness inequality
PhD dissertation, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2-12-2010

Kalmijn, W.M. & Arends, L.R. (2010),
Measures of Inequality: Application to Happiness in Nations,
Social Indicators Research 99(1), 147-161, DOI 10.1007/s11205-010-9573-z

Kalmijn W.M., Arends L.R. (2011)
Erratum to: Measures of Inequality: Application to Happiness in Nations
Social Indicators Research, 100, (2), p.367 DOI 10.1007/s11205-010-9706-4

Kalmijn, W.M., Arends, L.R. & Veenhoven, R. (2011)
Happiness Scale Interval Study: Methodological considerations
Social Indicators Research 102(3) 497-515, DOI 10.1007/s11205-010-9688-2

Kalmijn, W.M. & Veenhoven, R. (2014)
Index of Inequality-Adjusted Happiness (IAH) improved: A research note
Journal of Happiness Studies, 15 1259-1265

DeJonge, T. Arends, L., Kalwijn, W., Moonen, L., VanBeuningen, J. & Veenhoven, R.(2016)
Pooling time series based on slightly different questions about the same topic: Forty years of survey research on happiness and life-satisfaction in the Netherlands
Social Indicators Research, 126 (2) 863-891, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-015-0898-5 Open Access

DeJonge, T. Arends, L, Kalmijn, W . & Veenhoven, R. (2016)
Conversion of verbal response scales: Robustness across demographic categories
Social Indicators Research, 126(1), 331-358, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-015-0879-6 Open Access

DeJonge, T., Kalmijn, W . & Veenhoven, R. (2017)Diversity in survey questions on the same topic: Techniques for improving comparability
Social Indicators Research Book Series. Volume 68, ISBN: 978-3-319-53260-8 (Print) 978-3-319-53261-5 (Online)