Social Indicators Research (2017)135 (3) 1001-1007, DOI 10.1007/s11205-017-1554-z
Social Indicators Research covers many topics, which each have their own history. Happiness research is one of these included topics. Longstanding interest in happiness revived since the 1960s together with the emergence of the social indicator movement. Happiness became a prominent issue in the movement and the movement has fostered the development of happiness research in several ways.
Keywords: science history, happiness, life satisfaction