Subjective appreciation of life in 56 nations 1946-1992

By Ruut Veenhoven, with the assistance of Joop Ehrhardt, Monica SieDhianHo and Astrid DeVries
RISBO, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1993, ISBN 90-72597-46-X, 365 pages     

Book out of print.
Updated electronic version in World Database of Happiness, Distributional Findings in Nations

Part 1
Assessing livability of nations by happiness
Introductory text
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chapter 1 Quest for the good society abstract
chapter 2 Criteria for the evaluation of human societies abstract
chapter 3 Indicators of livability of society abstract
chapter 4 Measures of happiness abstract
chapter 5 validity of happiness as an indicator of livability abstract
chapter 6 Data concerning happiness in nations abstract
chapter 7 Comparability of data abstract
chapter 8 Uses of this dataset abstract

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