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MODES OF EMPIRICAL HAPPINESS RESEARCH Topics of research Inequality of happiness
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Inequality of happiness, dispersion, spread, standard deviation
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Authors Title / Source Year Chin-Hon-Foei, S. Life Satisfaction in the EC Countries, 1975-1984.
Veenhoven, R., Ed.: "Did the Crisis Really Hurt?", University Press Rotterdam, 1989, Netherlands, 24 - 43
Iijima, K. The Feelings of Satisfaction and Happiness of the Japanese and Other People.
Paper, Nippon Research Center, May 1982, Japan
Jol, C. De Vrolijke Vrouwelijke Vrijgezel. (The Happy Spinster: Are Single Women under 45 more Satisfied than Single Men of the Same Age?)
Bevolking en Gezin, 1985, Vol. 3, 253 - 270
Mookherjee, H.N. Assessment of Life-Satisfaction in the USA.
Man and Life, 1988, Vol. 14, nr. 3/4
Pommer, E.J.; VanPraag, C.S. Satisfactie en Leefsituatie. (Satisfaction and Living Conditions).
SCP Cahier 13, Social and Cultural Planning Office, 1978, The Hague, Netherlands
Maddox, G.L.; Douglass, E.B. Aging and Individual Differences.
Journal of Gerontology, 1974, Vol. 25, 555 - 563
Veenhoven, R.; Ehrhardt, J. The Cross-National Pattern of Happiness. Test of Predictions Implied in Three Theories of Happiness.
Social Indicators Research, 1995, Vol. 34, 33 - 68
Landau, S.F.; Beit-Hallahmi, B.; Shlomit, L. The Personal and the Political: Israelis' Perception of Well-Being in Times of War and Peace.
Social Indicators Research, 1998, Vol. 44, 329 - 365
Ouweneel, P. Meer Zekerheid is Niet Meer Welzijn. (More Security is Not more Well-Being).
Economisch Statistische Berichten, 2000, 14th April, 320 - 322
Kousha, M.; Mohseni, N. Are Iranians Happy? A Comparative Study between Iran and the United States.
Social Indicators Research, 2000, Vol. 52, 259 - 289
Rott, C.; Johnson, M.A.; Kliegel, M.; Martin, P.; Poon, L.W. Führt verminderte Resilienz zu einer beschleunigten Entwicklung depressiver Symptome am Ende der Lebensspanne? (Does Lower Resilience Enhance Depression in Later Life?)
Paper, Deutsches Zentrum für Alternsforchung, 2000 (?) Heidelberg, Germany
Veenhoven, R. Die Rückkehr der Ungleichheit in die moderne Gesellschaft? Die Verteillung der Lebenszufriedenheit in den EU-Ländern von 1973 bis 1996. ( Return of Inequality in Modern Society? Dispersion of Life-Satisfaction in EU-Nations 1973 -1996).
Glatzer, W.;Habich, R.;Mayer, K.U.;Eds.: "Sozialer Wandel und gesellschaftliche Dauerbeobachtung", Leske & Budrich, 2002, Opladen, Germany, 273 - 293
Veenhoven, R. Social Equality and State-Welfare-Effort.
Paper presented at the International Sociological Conference 'Towards the Good Society. Applying the Social Sciences', June 1992, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Veenhoven, R. Well-Being in the Welfare State: Level not Higher, Distribution not More Equitable.
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 2000, Vol. 2, 91 - 125
Veenhoven, R. Resultaat van de Verzorgingsstaat: Leefbaarheid en Gelijkheid. ( Effects of the Welfare State: Livability and Equality).
VandeBraak, H.J.;Ed.: Rationaliteit en beleid: Hoofdstukken uit de Rotterdamse Sociologie", Academisch Boeken Centrum, 1990, De Lier, Netherlands, 41 - 80
Veenhoven, R. Welzijn in de verzorgingsstaat. Niveau niet hoger, verdeling niet gelijker. ( Well-being in the welfare state: Level not higher, distribution not more equitable).
Brinkgreve, C.;VanLieshout, P.;Eds.: "Geregelde Gevoelens", Elsevier, 1999, Maarssen, Netherlands, 155 - 195
Veenhoven, R. De Vrolijke Vechtmaatschappij. (The Merry Competition Society).
Paper Erasmus University, 1990, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Veenhoven, R. Inequality in Happiness. Inequality in Countries Compared Between Countries.
Paper 12th Work Congress of Sociology, July 1990, Madrid, Spain
Helliwell, J.F. Well-Being and Social Capital: Does Suicide Pose a Puzzle?
Social Indicators Research, 2007, Vol. 81, 455 - 496
Delhey, J. Sozialer Zusammenhang in europäischen Gesellschaften. (Social Coherence in European Societies).
Statistisches Bundesamt:Ed.; "Data Report 2002", Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Band 376, 2002, Bonn, Germany, 624 - 631.
Fahey, T.; Smyth, E. Do Subjective Indicators Measure Welfare? Evidence from 33 European Societies.
European Societies, 2004, Vol. 6, 5 - 27
Ott, J.C. Level and Inequality of Happiness in Nations; Does Greater Happiness of a Greater Number imply Greater Inequality in Happiness?
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 397 - 420.
Veenhoven, R. Inequality of Happiness in Nations.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 351 - 355.
Veenhoven, R.; Kalmijn, W.M. Inequality-Adjusted Happiness in Nations. Egalitarianism and Utilitarianism Married in a New Index of Social Performance.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 421 - 455
Veenhoven, R. Return of Inequality in Modern Society? Test by Dispersion of Life-Satisfaction across Time and Nations.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 457 - 487
Kalmijn, W.M.; Veenhoven, R. Measuring Inequality of Happiness in Nations: In Search for Proper Statistics
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol.6, 357 - 396
Stevenson, B.; Wolfers, J. Happiness Inequality in the United States.
Discussion Paper, No. 6929, Centre for Economic Policy research (CEPR), 2008, UK
Veenhoven, R. Inequality in Happiness in 134 Nations 2000-2008 How much Citizens differ in Enjoyment of their Life as a whole.
World Database of Happiness, Collection of Happiness in Nations Rank Report 2009-3b
Veenhoven, R. Inequality-adjusted Happiness in 131 Nations 2000-2008 How well Nations combined Level and Differences in Happiness.
World Database of Happiness in Nations, Collection of Happiness in Nations Rank Report 2009-4
Veenhoven, R. Findings on Happiness and Happiness Dispersion.
World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Finding report H4, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Printout 2009,
Kalmijn, W.M.; Arends, L.R. Measures in Inequality: Application to Happiness in Nations.
Social Indicators Research, 2010, Vol. 99, 147-162
Kalmijn, W.M. Quantification of Happiness Inequality.
Thesis, Erasmus University, Faculty of Sociology, 2010, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Okulicz-Kozaryn, A. Geography of European Life Satisfaction.
Social Indicators Research, 2011, Vol. 101, 435 - 445
Ovaska, T.; Takashima, R. Does a Rising Tide lift all the Boats? Explaining the National Inequality of Happiness.
Journal of Economic Issues, 2010, Vol. 44, 205 - 223
Becchetti, L.; Massari, R.; Naticchioni, P. Why has Happiness Inequality Increased? Suggestions for Promoting Social Cohesion.
ECINEQ Working Paper 2010-177, 2010, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Abdallah, S.; Shah, S. Well-Being Patterns Uncovered: An Analysis of UK Data.
New Economics Foundation (NEF), 2012, London, UK
Dutta, I.; Foster, J. Inequality of Happiness in US: 1972 - 2008.
Review of Income and Wealth, 2013, Vol. 59, 393 - 416
Veenhoven, R. The Medicine is Worse than the Disease: Comment on Delhey and Kohler's Proposal to Measure Inequality in Happiness using Instrument-Effect-Corrected-Standard Deviations.
Social Science Research, 2012, Vol. 41, 203 - 205
Becchetti, L.; Massari, R.; Naticchioni, P. The Drivers of Happiness Inequality. Suggestions for Promoting social Cohesion.
Working Paper no. 6/2011. 2011, University of Cassino, Italy
Delhey, J.; Kohler, U. Is Happiness Inequality Immune to Income Inequality? New Evidence through Instrument-Effect-Corrected Standard Deviations.
Social Science Research, 2011, Vol. 40, 742 - 756
VanPraag, B.M. Well-being Inequality and Reference Groups: An Agenda for New Research.
CESifo working paper Labour Markets, No. 2984, 2010, München, Germany
Ambrey, C.L.; Fleming, C.M. The lucky Country? Life Satisfaction in Australia 2001 - 2010.
Discussion Papers Economics, 2012, No.9, Griffith Business School, Australia
Borooah, V.K. How Much Happiness is there in the World? A Cross-Country Study.
Applied Economics Letters, 2006, Vol.13, 483 - 488
Owen, A.L.; Phillips, A. Education, Income, and the Distribution of Happiness.
MPRA Paper, 2013, No. 49387, Clinton, USA
Eriksson, L.; Fugl-Meyer, A.R.; Tham, K. Couples’ Happiness and its Relationship to Functioning in Everyday Life after Brain Injury.
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2005, Vol. 12, 40 - 48
Becchetti, L.; Massari, R.; Naticchioni, P. The drivers of Happiness Inequality: Suggestions for Promoting Social Cohesion.
Oxford Economic Papers, 2014, Vol.66, 419 - 442
Golgher, A.B.; Coutinho, R.Z. The Most Miserable and the Most Blissful Individuals in Brazil.
UFMG Cedeplar Working Paper, 2014, No. 512, 1 - 36, Brazil
Weaver, F.; Gonçalves, J.; Ryser, V.A. Socioeconomic Inequalities in Subjective Well-Being among the 50+: Contributions of Income and Health.
Geneva School of Economics, Working Paper, 2015, Wps 15-01-01, 1 - 38, Geneva, Switzerland
Thieme, P.; Dittrich, A.V. A Life-Span Perspective on Life Satisfaction.
MPRA Working Paper, 2015, No. 64700, 1 - 31
Gandelman, N.; Porzecanski, R. Happiness Inequality: how much is Reasonable?
Social Indicators Research, 2013, Vol. 110, 257-269
Clark, A.E.; Fleche, S.; Senik, C. Economic Growth Evens-Out Happiness: Evidence from Six Surveys.
HAL Archives, 2015, No. 01080877, 1 - 39, Paris, France
Yang, J.; Liu, K.; Zhang, Y. Happiness Inequality in China.
MPRA Paper, 2015, No. 66623, 1 - 27
Helliwell, J.F.; Huang, H.; Wang, S. The Distribution of World Happiness.
World Happiness Report, 2016, Vol.1, 8 - 48
Salahodjaev, R.; Nikolaev, B. The Role of Intelligence in the Distribution of National Happiness.
Intelligence, 2016, Vol. 56, 38 - 45
VanBeuningen, J.; Burger, J.; Coumans, M.; Moonen, L. Het meten van welzijnsongelijkheid. Measuring Inequality of Well-Being.
Technical Report, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, 2015, 1 - 25, Netherlands
Lora, E Beyond Facts: Understanding Quality of Life. Chapter 2: The personality of Quality of Life Perceptions.
IDB, Book, 2008, Chapter 2, 15 - 39
Decancq, K Measuring Multidimensional Inequality in the OECD Member Countries with a Distribution-Sensitive Better Life Index.
CSB Working Paper, 2015, Vol 15, 1 - 35
Manning, M.; Ambrey, C.L.; Fleming, C.M. A Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Wellbeing in Australia.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2015, Online Publishing, 1 - 23
Quick, A. Inequalities in Wellbeing: Challenges and Opportunities for Research and Policy.
The New Economics Foundation, 2015, No. 1055254, 1 - 23
Goff, L.; Helliwell, J.F.; Mayraz, G. The Welfare Costs of Well-being Inequality.
NBER Working Paper, 2016, No. 21900, 1 - 30
Krause, P. Quality of Life and Inequality.
Bruni L., Porta L.P.; Eds.: "Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life", Edward Elgar, 2016, Cheltenham, UK / Northampton USA,
Benjamin, D.J.; Nikolaev, B. Economic Freedom & Happiness Inequality: Friends or Foes?
CEP, 2016, Vol. 35, 373 - 391
Mahler, D.G.; Ramos, X. Equality of Opportunity for Well-Being
IZA Discussion Paper Nr. 10940, 2017, Bonn, Germany
Gluzmann, P.; Gasparini, L. International Inequality in Subjective Well-Being: An exploration with the Gallup World Poll
Working Paper, 2017, Cedlas, Nr 216, 1 - 32
Lin, C.A.; Hsu, C.P.; Lahiri, S. Happiness and Globalization: A Spatial Econometric Approach.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2017, Vol. 18, 1841-1857
Gainer, M. Assessing Happiness Inequality in the Welfare State: Self-Reported Happiness and the Rawlsian Difference Principle.
Social Indicators Research, 2013, Vol. 114, 453 - 464.
Balestra, C.; Ruiz, N. Scale-Invariant Measurement of Inequality and Welfare in Ordinal Achievements: An Application to Subjective Well-Being and Education in OECD Countries.
Social Indicators Research, 2015, Vol, 123, 479 - 500.
Quick, A.; Devlin, S. Measuring Wellbeing Inequality. Working Paper on the Selection of a Headline Indicator.
Working Paper, 2018, New Economics Foundation
Ram, R. Kuznets Curve in Happiness: A Cross-Country Exploration.
Economic Modelling, 2017, Vol. 66, 272 - 278
Niimi, Y. What Affects Happiness Inequality? Evidence from Japan.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2018, Vol. 19, 521 - 543
Bennett, D.L.; Nikolaev, B. Economic Freedom & Happiness Inequality. Friends or Foes?
Contemporary Economic Policy, 2017, Vol. 35, 373 - 391
Nichols, S.; Reinhart, R.J. Wellbeing Inequality May Tell Us More About Life Than Income.
Gallup World Poll, 2019,
Kollamparambil, U. Happiness, Happiness Inequality and Income Dynamics in South Africa.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2020, Vol. 21, 201-222
Quick, A.; Abdallah, S. Inequalities in Well-Being
University of Cambridge, City University London and New Economics Foundation, 2016, Looking through the Wellbeing Kaleidoscope. Results from the European Social Survey, Chapter 2
Veenhoven, R. Inequality-Adjusted Happiness
Alex C. Michalos (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, 2014, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 3253 - 3254.
Owen, A.L.; Phillips, A. How Does the Life Satisfaction of the Poor, Least Educated, and Least Satisfied Change as Average Life Satisfaction Increases?
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2016, Vol. 17, 2389 - 2406
Nikolaev, B.; Salahodjaev, R. The Role of Intelligence in the Distribution of National Happiness
Intelligence, 2016, Vol. 56, 38 - 45
Dejonckheere, E.; Houben, M.; Mestdagh, M. Complex Affect Dynamics Add Limited Information to the Prediction of Psychological Well-Being
Nature Human Behaviour, 2019, Vol. 3, 478 - 491
Jenkins, S. Inequality Comparisons with Ordinal Data
IZA DP, Discussion Paper series, 2019, No. 12811, Bonn, Germany
Goff, L.; Helliwell, J.F.; Mayraz, G. Inequality of Subjective Well-Being as a Comprehensive Measure of Inequality.
Economic Inquiry, 2018, Vol. 56, 2177 - 2194
Graafland, J.J.; Lous, B. Income Inequality, Life Satisfaction Inequality and Trust: A Cross Country Panel Analysis
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2019, Vol. 20, 1717-1737
Burger, M.; Hendriks, M.; Ianchovichina, E. Happy but Unequal. Differences in Subjective Well-Being across Individuals and Space in Colombia
Policy Research Working Paper, 2021, Nr. 9554, World Bank Group
Botezat, A.; Baciu, L. Well-Being Inequality and the Economic Crisis: Evidence from Life in Transition Surveys in Eastern Europe
CES Working Papers, 2014, Vol. 6, Iss. 2, 22 - 31