Ruut Veenhoven

Ruut Veenhoven (1942) studied sociology and is also accredited in social psychology and social-sexuology. He is emeritus-professor of 'social conditions for human happiness' at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands and extra-ordinary professor at North-West University in South Africa.

Veenhoven's current research is on subjective quality of life. Major publications are: 'Conditions of happiness' (1984), 'Happiness in nations' (1993), 'The four qualities of life' (2000) and 'Greater happiness for a greater number: Is that possible and desirable?' (2010). Veenhoven also published on abortion, love, marriage and parenthood.

Veenhoven is director of the World Database of Happiness and founding editor of the Journal of Happiness Studies

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Postal address: Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization EHERO
POB 1738, NL3000DR Rotterdam Netherlands Tel +31 10 4082102

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