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Data Trend Inequality-Adjusted Happiness in Nations

Inequality-adjusted happiness is an index which denotes the degree towhich a country combines a high average level of happiness with low inequality in happiness. The index gives equal weight to level and inequality of happiness. Its theoretical range is between 0 and 100.
Computation: iah = 4 + 9.6 m – 3.97sd, where: m is mean and sd is the standard deviation of a happiness distribution.
The concept and computation is discussed in Veenhoven, R. & Kalmijn, W. Inequality adjusted happiness in nations. Egalitarianism and utilitarianism married together in a new index of societal performance. (paper under review).

Variant
Description
Code
Nation
Since
Source
Trend average happiness in nations
Trend inequality of happiness in nations
Inequality-adjusted
happiness
Computed from hl3_us and eqhl3_usiah_usUSA1946
Inequality-adjusted
life satisfaction
Computed from ls4_be and eqls4_beiah_beBelgium1973
Computed from ls4_de and eqls4_deiah_deGermany (re-united)1990
Computed from ls4_dee and eqls4_deeiah_deeGermany (former East)1990
Computed from ls4_dew and eqls4_dewiah_dewGermany (former West)1973
Computed from ls4_dk and eqls4_dkiah_dkDenmark1973
Computed from ls4_eu8 and eqls4_eu8iah_eu8EU-8*1973
Computed from ls4_fr and eqls4_friah_frFrance1973
Computed from ls4_gr and eqls4_griah_grGreece1981
Computed from ls4_ie and eqls4_ieiah_ieIreland1973
Computed from ls4_it and eqls4_itiah_itItaly1973
Computed from ls45_jp and eqls45_jpiah_jpJapan1958
Computed from ls4_lu and eqls4_luiah_luLuxemburg1973
Computed from ls4_nl and eqls4_nliah_nlNetherlands1973
Computed from ls4_pt and eqls4_ptiah_ptPortugal1985
Computed from ls4_sp and eqls4_spiah_spSpain1985
Computed from ls4_uk and eqls4_ukiah_ukUK (Great Britain)1973

Weighted average: EU-8 = Belgium x 0.037423 + Denmark x 0,19263 + France x 0,213337 + West-Gernamy x 0,243826 + Italy x 0,211549 + Luxemburg x 0,0001503 + Netherlands x 0,056975 + UK x 0,216118

Same variable in data file ‘States of Nations’: Inequality-adjusted happiness