Happy Life-Years (HLY) in Nations by Year in data file ‘Trends in Nations’

Happy Life Years (HLY) is a measure of is how long and happy the average citizen of a country lives. Other names for the same are ‘Happiness Adjusted Life Expectancy and Well-being Years (Wellby’s). This concept is discussed in Veenhoven, R. Happy life-expectancy. A comprehensive measure of quality-of-life in nations Social Indicators Research, 1996, vol. 39, pp. 1-58
Computation: HLY = 0-1 M * LE, where: M is mean happiness and LE is life expectancy at birth in the country in a year

Code (1)
Trend average happiness in nations
Trend life expectancy in nations
Computed from M-ls4_at and LE_atHLY_atAustria1995
Computed from M-ls4_be and LE_beHLY_beBelgium1973
Computed from M-ls4_bg and LE_bgHLY_bgBulgaria2001
Computed from M-ls4_de and LE_deHLY_deGermany (re-united)1991
Computed from M-ls4_dee and LE_deeHLY_deeGermany (former East)1990
Computed from M-ls4_dew and LE_dewHLY_dewGermany (former West)1973
Computed from M-ls4_dk and LE_dkHLY_dkDenmark1973
Computed from M-ls4_eu7 and LE_eu7HLY-eu7EU-71973
Computed from M-ls4_eu8 and LE_eu8HLY_eu8EU-81973
Computed from M-ls4_eu9 and LS_eu9HLY_eu9EU-9 (2)1973
Computed from M-ls4_eu12 and LE_eu12HLY_eu12EU121985
Computed from M-ls4_fi and LE_fiHLY_fiFinland1995
Computed from M-ls4_fr and LE_frHLY_frFrance1973
Computed from M-ls4_gr and LE_grHLY_grGreece1981
Computed from M-ls4_ie and LE_ieHLY_ieIreland1973
Computed from M-ls4_it and LE_itHLY_itItaly1973
Computed from M-ls45_jp and LE_jpHLY_jpJapan1958
Computed from M-ls11_kr and LE_krHLY_krKorea (South)1981
Computed from M-ls4_lv and LE_lvHLY_lvLatvia2001
Computed from M-ls4_lt and LE_ltHLY_ltLithuania2001
Computed from M-ls4_lu and LE_luHLY_luLuxembourg1973
Computed from M-ls4_nl and LE_nlHLY_nlNetherlands1973
Computed from M-ls4_pt and LE_ptHLY_ptPortugal1985
Computed from M-ls5_ru and LE_ruHLY_ruRussia1989
Computed from M-ls4_sp and LE_spHLY_spSpain1985
Computed from M-ls4_se and LE_seHLY_seSweden1995
Computed from M-ls4_uk and LE_ukHLY_ukUK (Great Britain)1973
Computed from M-hl3_us and LE_usHLY_usUSA1946
Computed from M-mix_us and LE_usHLY_usUSA-mix1946

1) Variable codes consist of two elements:
– HLY for Happy Life Years in the nation
– Nation code (two digit ISO code e.g., ‘be’ for Belgium)

2) Weighted average: EU-9 (2015) = Belgium x 0.036 + Denmark x 0,018 + France x 0,213 + West-Gernamy x 0,260 + Ireland x 0,015 + Italy x 0,195 + Luxemburg x 0,002 + Netherlands x 0,054 + UK x 0,208

Same variable in data file ‘States of Nations’ Happy Life Years