Development history

1984: First version in books: ‘Conditions of Happiness‘, and related ‘Databook of Happiness

1990: Second version in books: ‘Bibliography of Happiness‘, ‘Happiness in Nations‘, ‘Correlates of Happiness

1994: Initial Web-site (FTP platform)

1998: First website with on-line facilities, now available at

2001: Collection ‘Measures of Happiness‘ added

2003: Finding Reports added

2003: Data file ‘States of Nations‘ added

2005: Data file ‘Trends in Nations‘ added. Maps added

2010: Collection ‘Happiness in Regions‘ added, as part of happiness in Nations

2013: Integration of the basic Access data files in one

2016: MsAccess database linked to MsAzure

2020: Revision of website: New format, search tools added

Last update: 1-8-2021