Ruut Veenhoven
Kluwer Academic, 1984, Dordrecht/Boston/Lancaster, ISBN 90 277 1792 3, 461 p., reprinted 1989

By taking stock of the results of 245 studies on happiness, this book attempts to identify conditions that favor a positive appreciation of life One goal is to provide a concise view of findings on happiness, in particular of the differences that become apparent when findings are compared across time, national and social categories.Another goal is to assess the extend to which the correlations found represent causal relations and how these causalities interact. Together, the abundant data provide a first map of conditions for happiness in contemporary society.


This book draws on a collection of research findings on happiness gathered in the complementary Databook of Happiness

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