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Have us enter your work

If you consider your work relevant to this World Database of Happiness, please send a copy to the address below. ‘Grey’ papers are also welcomed. We will check whether that work is eligible for inclusion and let you know.

A first check will be whether the paper involves information about happiness as defined here. If so, the publication will be included in the Bibliography of Happiness free of charge.

If your publication reports an empirical study on happiness, we next check whether at least one of the measures of happiness used fits our validity demands as explained here. If so, the findings obtained with these measures are eligible for inclusion in in the Collection of Distributional Findings and/or in the Collection of Correlational Findings.

In that case, your findings can be entered in the database. This requires that they are described on electronic ‘finding pages’, in a standard format and terminology as explained here. That is a demanding job, which we cannot do for free. We are ready to do it for real cost. If you are interested we can send you an cost indication, which will depend on the size and complexity of the eligible findings.

Once agreed, we make a ‘study excerpt’ which we send to you for a check. An example of a study excerpt is here.

Note that not all the eligible findings have been entered at present; some 10.000 are on the waiting list. You can secure inclusion of your findings if you have us enter them.

Inclusion of your work in the World Database of Happiness will add to its use. When compared to the costs of producing the work, the cost of inclusion in the World Database of happiness will be minimal.

Contact: Erasmus University Rotterdam. Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization EHERO, POB 1738, NL3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands, Email: EHERO-WDH@ese.eur.nl