Structure of the collections

The World Database of Happiness is an archive of research findings on subjective enjoyment of life .
It brings together findings that are scattered throughout many studies and provides a basis for synthetic work.

World literature on subjective wellbeing

Selection on fit with definition of happiness

Bibliography    and     Directory    

Selection of empirical studies and within these on valid measurement: Happiness measures
Abstracting and classification of findings

How happy people are, distributional findings What goes together with happiness

Happiness in nations
Happiness in regions
Happiness in publics
Correlational findings

  Listing of comparable findings in nations  
States of nations   ,   Trends in nations

Size of the collections
14179 publications in Bibliography of happiness, of which 7357 report an empirical study that is eligible for inclusion in the findings archive.
1312 measures of happiness, mostly single survey questions varying in wording and response scale.
12502 distributional findings in the general public, of which 8847 in 174 nations (former nations and de facto nations included) and 3655 findings in 2374 regions and cities in nations.
2577 studies with findings in 170 specific publics.
17736 correlational findings observed in 2397 studies, excerpted from 1817 publications.