Publications Ruut Veenhoven in English

on parenthood           on family         on happiness        on welfare-state     on other topics

BIOGRAPHY

2007c

Ruut Veenhoven: For a better quality of life
In: Mattieu Deflem (Ed.) 'Sociologists in a global age: Biographical perspectives', Chapter 11, 175-186, Ahsgate, ISBN 978-0-7546-7307-7

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ON PARENTHOOD

1975c

Is there an innate need for children?
European Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 1, pp. 495-501.

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ON FAMILY

1989i

Does happiness bind?
in: R.Veenhoven (ed.), 'How harmful is happiness?'. University Press Rotterdam, pp. 44-60.

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1989e

The well-being of only children
Adolescence, vol. 24, pp. 155-165.(with M.Verkuyten)

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1983a

The Growing Impact of Marriage
Social Indicators Research, vol. 12, pp. 49-63.

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1975d Is modern marriage more free?
Paper prepared for 1st World Congress on Women, Mexico 1975
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ON HAPPINESS


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Ways to greater happiness: A Delphi study
EHERO working paper 2017-1, Erasmus happiness Economics Research Organization, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
together with Dan Buettner (first author) and Toben Nelson

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2017i Happiness research: Past and Future
Accepted for publication in Senshu Social Well-being Review 2017
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2017h Life-satisfaction is more a matter of how well you feel, than of having what you want
Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Happiness and Development IJHD
together with Sakari Kainulainen (first author) and Juho Saari
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2017g Measures of happiness: Which to choose?
in: Gaël Brulé & Filomena Maggino (Eds.) ‘Metrics of Well-being’, Springer, Dordrecht, 2016, pp. 65-84 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-61810-4_4
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2017f Mood during commute in The Netherlands: What way of travel feels best for what kind of people?
Accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part A, online since May 11 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2017.04.025
Together with Sascha lancee and Martijn Burger
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2017e

Freedom and happiness in nations: A research synthesis
Applied Research on Quality of Life, Online since June 14, 2017, 22p, Doi: 10.1007/s11482-017-9543-6
with Amanina Abdur Rahman. Open Access. Erratum

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2017d

The '10-excess' phenomenon in responses to survey questions about happiness
Social Indicators Research, 131 (2) 853-870, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-016-1265-x Open Acess
Together with Gael Brule (first author)

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2017c

Diversity in survey questions on the same topic: Techniques for improving comparability
Social Indicators Research Book Series. Volume 68, ISBN: 978-3-319-53260-8 (Print) 978-3-319-53261-5 (Online)
with Tineke DeJonge (first author) and Wim Kalmijn

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2017b Co-development of Happiness Research: Addition to “Fifty Years After the Social Indicator Movement
Social Indicators Research. online since February 28 2017, DOI 10.1007/s11205-017-1554-z
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2017a Greater happiness for a greater number: Did the promise of enlightenment come true?
Social Indicators Research, DOI 10.1007/s11205-015-1128x, 130 (1), 9-25, Open Access
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2016m Hope and happiness
in Bormans, L. (Ed.) The World book of hope: pp 204-206, Lanno Publishers, Tielt Belgium, ISBN 9789401431354
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2016l

Some Findings on Culture Consumption and Happiness
Opentia News. November 2016, vol. 9, nr. 3, p 54

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2016k On the growing importance of 'art-of-living'
Foreword to: Bernard Schitz 'Art-of-Living: A concept to enhance happiness', Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switserland, Social Indicators Research Series, volume 63, ISBN 978-3-319-45324-8 (eBook), DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45324-8, pages v-vii
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2016g Quality of life and happiness: concepts and measures
in: Bruni, L. & Porta, P.L. (eds) Handbook of research methods and applications in happiness and quality of life, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK ISBN (e) 9781783471171, pp 309-333
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2016d Pooling time series based on slightly different questions about the same topic: Forty years of survey research on happiness and life-satisfaction in the Netherlands
Social Indicators Research, 126 (2) 863-891, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-015-0898-5 Open Access
With Tineke DeJonge (first author), Wim Kalmijn. Lidia Arends, Linda Moonen & Jaqueline VanBeuningen
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2016c

Conversion of verbal response scales: Robustness across demographic categories
Social Indicators Research, 126(1), 331-358, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-015-0879-6 Open Access
With Tineke DeJonge (first author), Wim Kalmijn and Lidia Arends

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2016a

Why are locals happier than internal migrants? The role of daily life
Social Indicators Research, 125 (2) 481-508. DOI 10.1007/s11205-014-0856-7. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11205-014-0856-7
with Martijn Hendriks (first author) and Kai Ludwigs

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2015
2015y Hope and happiness
Opentia Newletter, 5 (3) 5, December 2015
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2015x Unhappy development: Dissatisfaction with life on the eve of the Arab Spring
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7488, November 2015, 40 pages.
with: Efstratia Arampatzi, Martijn Burger, Elena Ianchovichina and Tina Röhricht

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2015v What we have learnt about happiness: Classic qualms in the light of recent research
In: Maggino, F. (Ed.) A Life Devoted to Quality of Life, Festschrift in Honor of Alex C. Michalos, Social Indicators Research Series vol. 60, chapter 10, pp 151-170, Springer, Dordrecht, 2015, ISBN: 978-3-319-20567-0, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20568-7_ 10

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Happiness in South Africa: Pattern of cheerful discontent
Optentia Newsletter 5 (2) 2, 7 August 2015
With Ian Rothmann

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2015t Happiness: History of the concept
in: James Wright (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition Vol. 10 pp 521-525, Oxford Elsevier, ISBN 9780080970868
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2015s Genetic distance and differences in happiness across nations: Some preliminary evidence
Journal of Happiness and Wellbeing, 3 (2) 142-158 ISSN 2147-561X
With: Martijn Burger (first author), Laila Kakar and Harry Commandeur
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2015r Geography of happiness: Configurations of affective and cognitive appraisals of life across nations
International Journal of Happiness and Development (IJHD) ISSN online: 2049-2804, 2015, 2,(2) 101-117
with Gael Brule (first author)
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2015q Stability of boundaries between response options of response scales: Does 'very happy' remain equally happy over the years?
Social Indicators Research, 123 (1) 241-266, ISSN 1573-0921, DOI 1007/s11205-014-0735-2
With Lidia Arends, Wim Kalmijn and Tineke DeJonge (first author)
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2015p Informed pursuit of happiness: What we should know, do know and can get to know
Journal of Happiness Studies, 16 (4) 1035-1071, DOI: 10.1007/s10902-014-9560-1
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2015o Mental health care and average happiness: Strong relationship in developed nations
Accepted for publication in Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42 (4) 394-404
ISBN: 1573-3289, DOI: 10.1007/s/10488-014-0579-8
with Giorgio Touburg
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2015n Happiness as a priority in social policy:The greatest happiness principle
In Stephen Joseph (ed.) 'Positive psychology in practice: Promoting human florishing in work, health, education, everyday life', Second revised edition. Wiley, Hoboken, NJ USA, ISBN 978-1-118-75725-3 (e-Pub). Chapter 42, pp 731-750. Update of publication 2004c
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2015j Consumption and happiness: An introduction
International Review of Economics (IREC) 62 (2) 91-99, DOI: 10.1007/s12232-015-0234-2
With Luca Stanca
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2015i Happiness raised by raising awareness: effect on happiness using the Happiness Indicator
Erasmus University Rotterdam, EHERO working paper 2015/01
Together with Arnold Bakker, Martijn Burger, Pieter vanhaaren en Wido Oerlemans
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2015h Happy protest voters: The case of Rotterdam 1997-2009
Social Indicators Research, 126 (2) 739-756, DOI 10.1007/s11205-015-0920-y
with Piet Ouweneel (first author) Open Access
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2015f Hope and happiness
Opentia Newletter, 5 (3) 5, December 2015
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2015e 'Very happy' is not always equally happy: On the meaning of verbal response options in survey questions
Journal of Happiness Studies, 16, 1, 770101, DOI: 10.1007/s10902-013-9497-9
with Tineke DeJonge (first author) Wim Kalmijn and Lidia Arends
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2015d Social conditions for happiness: A review of research
International Journal of Psychology, online since April 2015. DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12161
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2015ca Iktisat ve mutluluk: Bugun daha mutlu muyez? (Economics of happiness: Are we happy today?)
in: Dumladag, D., Gokdemir, O., Neyse, L. & Ruben, E. (Eds) 'Iktisatta davranissal yaklasimlar (Behavioral approaches in economics)', Imge Kitabevi, Ankara Turkey, 2015, ISBN 978-975-533-820-0, pp. 201-230.
With Devrim Dumladag
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2015cb Iktisat ve mutluluk (Economics of happiness)
Iktisat ve Toplum Dergisi , Agustos 2015, Sayi: 58 ss, 46-55
With Devrim Dumladag
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2015b Hope and happiness
Opentia Newletter, 5 (3) 5, December 2015
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2015a Overall satisfaction with life: Subjective approaches (1)
Chapter 12 in: Wolfgang Glatzer, Laura camfield, Valerie Moller & Mariano Rojas (Eds.) 'The Global handbook of Quality of Life: Explorations of well-being in nations and continents', ISBN 978-94-017-9177-9, Springer Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
Chapter 9, page 207-238. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9178-6_9
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2014
2014w Average happiness and dominant family type: In regions in Western Europe around 2000
Advances in Applied Sociology, 4: 271-288, ISSN 2211-1522
With Gael Brule (first author)
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2014u Happiness and participatory teaching
Optentia newsletter 4 (3) 14-15, ISSN: 18770428
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2014s Participatory teaching and happiness in nations
Journal Advances in Applied Sociology (AASoci) 4: 235-245, ISSN Online: 2165-4336, DOI 10.4236/aasoci.2014.411028 Open Access
with Gael Brule (first author)
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2014q Sociology's blind eye for happiness
Comparative Sociology, 13: 537-555, ISSN 1569-1330, DOI 10.1163/15691330-12341324
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Contributions to Alex C. Michalos (Ed.) "Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research", Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands. Springer Reference Series. ISBN 9 78-94-00 7-0 752-8 DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5
a: Affective component of happiness pp. 80-83 DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_43
c: Consequences of happiness, pp. 1200-1203. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_536
d: Contenentment: Cognitive component of happiness, pp. 1262-1265. DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_554
e: Freedom and quality of life, pp. 2356-2359. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_1085
f : Databook of Happiness, pp. 1448-1449, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_43
g: Greater happiness for a greater number, pp. 2612-2613, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_3903
h: Happiness, ��pp. 2637-264, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5-1224
i : Happiness Adjusted Life Years (HALY), pp. 2641-2643. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_1225
j : Happiness levels stability, pp. 1262-1265, DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_2844
k: Happiness measures, pp. 2669-2674. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_1226
l : Individual quality of life, pp. 3236-3237, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_1453
m: Inequality-Adjusted happiness (IAH), pp. 3253-3254, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_1462
n: International Happiness Scale Interval Study (IHSIS), pp. 3323-3324, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_3661
o: Journal of Happiness Studies (JOHS), pp. 3462-3464, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_4049
p: Livability theory, pp. 3645-3647, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_1669
q: Quality Adjusted Life Expectancy, pp. 5320-5321, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_2386
r : Need theory, pp. 4293-4295, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_1920
s: Quality of life: An overview, pp. 5265-5269, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_103345
t : Well-being of nations, pp. 7095-7098, DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_3225
u: World Database of Happiness (WDH), pp. 7257-7260, DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_3662

 

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2014n Freedom and happiness in nations: Why the Finns are happier than the French
Psychology of Well-being: Theory, Research and Practice. ISSN: 2211-1522, Open access
With Gael Brule (first author)
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2014l Financial distress and happiness of employees in times of economic crisis
Applied Economic letters, 22 (3) 173-179, DOI. 10.1080/13504851.2014.931916, Online since July 24 2014
together with E. Arampatzi (first author) and M.J. Burger
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2014j Index of Inequality-Adjusted Happiness (IAH) improved: A research note
Journal of Happiness Studies. 15 (60 1259-1265. DOI: 10.1007/s10902-013-9474-3
With Wim Kalmijn (first author)

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2014h Did civilization add to the quality of human life?
In: Alsmqvist, K. & Linklater, A. (eds.) 'Civilization', Alex and Margaret Ax:son Johnson foundation, 2014, Stockhilm, Sweden, ISBN 978-91-89672-62-8, pp. 267-273
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Homogenizing responses to different survey questions on the same topic: Proposal of a scale homogezination method using a reference distribution
Social Indicators Research, 117: 275-300. DOI:10.1007s11205-013-0335-6. With Tineke DeJonge (first author) and Lidia Arends

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2014f Why sociological theory of happiness falls short
Social Indicators Network News (SINET), ISSN 0885-6729, May-August, nr. 119-120, pp. 1-4
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The Easterlin Illusion: Economic growth does go with greater happiness
International Journal of Happiness and Development (IJHD), 2014, 1 (4) 311-343, ISSN online: 2049-2804, DOI 10.1504/IJHD 2014.066115
(with Floris Vergunst)

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2014d Long-term change of happiness in nations: To times more rise than decline since the 1970s
In: Sheldon, K. & Lucas, R. (eds), Stability of happiness: Theories and evidence on whether happiness can change', chapter 9, pp. 167-200, Elsevier Publishing, ISBN 978-0-12-411478-4
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A guide to findings on happiness of children in the World Database of happiness
In: Asher Ben-Arieh, Ferran Casas, Ivar Frones & Jill E. Korbin (eds.) Handbook of child wellbeing: Theories, methods and policies in global perspective,
Vol. 1, Chapter 20, pp. 40-46, Springer. ISBN 978-90-481-9064-5, DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-9063-8

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2014a Classic wisdom about ways to happiness: How does it apply today?
in: Vincenzo Giorgino (Ed.) 'Pursuit of happiness and the traditions of wisdom', Springer series Briefs in Wellbeing and Quality of life research, ISBN 978-3-319-04744-7. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04744-7_1, pp.1-12
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2013
2013q The four qualities of life: Ordering concepts and measures of the good life
in: DellaFave, A (ed) 'The Exploration of happiness: Present and future perspectives', Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, Happiness Studies Book Series 2013, Chapter 11 p. 195-226,DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5702-8_11. Reprint of 2000c
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2013p Happy Life Years
OECD factsheet, Ognanization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, France
Update 2007f
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2013o More modern, more happy
Optentia Newsletter, 3 (4) 4
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2013n Economic growth and happiness
Optentia Newsletter, 3 (1) 3-4
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Greater happiness for a greater number: Is that possible in Mexico?
in: Manzanilla-Prieto, F (Ed.) Ranking de Felicidad en Mexico 2012, Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, February 201, ISBN 978-607-8093-31-1, Chapter 2, page 33-53

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2013l Memory-experience gap in early adolescents' happiness reports
Child Indicator Research, 6 (1) DOI 10.1007/s12187-013-9194-6. ISSN 1874-897X
Together with Maja Tadic (first author, Huub Braam and Katja VanVliet
On line since april 24 2013
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The Day Reconstruction Method (DRM): Applications in organizations
Optentia Newsletter, North West University, South Africa, Spring 2013, page 4-5

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2013j Notions of the good life
In: David, S.A., Boniwell, I & Ayers, A.C., (Eds.),The Oxford Handbook of Happiness, Chapter 12, p 161-173, 2013, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 978-0-19-955725-7
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Biological pathways and genetic mechanisms involved in social functioning
Quality of Life Research, 2013, 22 (6) 1189-1200, DOI 10.1007/s11136-012-0277
With: Juan R. Ordonana (first author), Meike Bartels, Dorret I. Boomsma, David Cella, Miriam Mosing, Joao R. Oliveira, Donald L. Patrick, Gert G. Wagner, Mirjam A.G. Sprangers, all members of the GENEQOL Consortium

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2013f Has modernization gone too far? Happiness and modernity in 141 contemporary nations
Accepted for publication in International Journal of happiness and development
(with Maarten Berg)
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2013e Daily activities and happiness in later life: The role of work status
Journal of Happiness Studies, online since October 1, 2012 DOi 10.1007/s10902-012-9392-9
With Maja Tadic (first author), Arnold Bakker and Wido Oerlemans
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2013d The Easterlin illusion
Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization, EHERO working paper 2013/1
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
With Floris Vergunst
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2013c Economic growth and happiness
Optentia Newsletter, vol 3, nr 1 pp 3-4
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2013b Happiness through leisure
in: T. Freire (Ed.), Positive Leisure Science: From Subjective Experience to Social Contexts (pp. 193-209). Dordrecht: Springer Science. http://rd.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-94-007-5058-6/page/1
With Jeroen Nawijn (first author)
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2013a Contentment and affect in the estimation of happiness
Social Indicators Research, 110: 415-431 , DOI 10.1007/s11205-011-9952-0
with Mariano Rojas
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2012
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Social development and happiness in nations
Working paper 2012-3, Series Indices of Social Development, Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, ISSN 2213-6614

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2012l South Africans are fairly happy
Optentia Newsletter 2 (4) 7, North-West University, South Africa
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2012k Does happiness differ across cultures?
in: Selin, H & Davey, G. (Eds.) 'Happiness across cultures Views of happiness and quality of life in non-western cultures', Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, ISBN 978-94-007-2699-4, pp 451-472
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-2700_30
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2012j Evidence-based pursuit of happiness: What we should know, what we do know and what we can get to know.
Erasmus Happiness Research Organization, White paper nr. 1, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Also published as Opentia paper, North-West University South Africa
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2012i Quality-of-life in technological society
In: Phillip Brey., Adam Briggle and Edward Spence (Eds.) ‘The Good Life in a Technological Age’, Routledge, New York,  Series Studies in Science Technology and Society, Chapter 3, pp 55-76, ISBN 978-0-415-89126-4 (hbk), 987-0-203-12458-1 (ekb)
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2012f Greater happiness for a greater number: Is that possible? If so how?
in: Mareï Salama-Younes (ed) 'Arabic Positive Psychology', Anglo-Egyptian Bookshop, Cairo, ISBN: 977-05-2759-9, page 101-115
together with Emad Samual
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2012e Why are Latin Europeans less happy? The impact of hierarchy.
Chapter 12 in: Canevacci, M. (Ed.) Polyphonic Antropology: Theoretical and empirical cross-cultural field work. InTech Open Access Publishers, Reijka, Croatia,ISBN 978-953-51-0418-6
With Gael Brule

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2012d Does intelligence boost happiness? Smartness of all pays more than being smarter
International Journal of Happiness and Development, 1: 5-27
With Yowon Choi
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2012c Cross-national differences in happiness: Cultural measurement bias or effect of culture?
International Journal of Wellbeing, 2: 333-353, DOI: 10.5502/ijw.v2.i4.4, ISSN 11 79-8602
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Happiness: Also known as ‘life-satisfaction’ and ‘subjective well-being’
In: Kenneth C. Land, Alex C. Michalos, and M. Joseph Sirgy (Eds.) Handbook of Social Indicators and Quality of Life Research.  2012 Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Publishers.
page 63-77.  DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-2421-1_3

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2012a The medicine is worse than the disease: Comment on Delhey and Kohler’s proposal to measure inequality in happiness using ‘Instrument-Effect-Corrected’ standard deviations.
inline since 26-11-2011 in Social Science Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2011.11.009
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2011
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Happy life expectancy associated with various mental disorders
Netherlands Journal of Psychology, 6: 33-34, ISSN 1872-552x

with Bergsma, A.(first author), Ten Have, M., Veenhoven, R. & De Graaf, R.

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2011s Happiness and society
Soziale Sicherheit 9: 298-302, ISSN 1420-2670
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The effect of leisure activities on life-satisfaction: The importance of holiday trips
In: Ingrid Brdar (ed.) 'The human pursuit of wellbeing: A cultural approach', Chapter 1, pp. 3-38, Springer Science, Dordrecht, ISBN: 978-94-007-1375-8, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-1375-8_4
With Jeroen Nawijn (first author)

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2011q Can we get happier than we are?
In: Ingrid Brdar (ed.) 'The human pursuit of wellbeing: A cultural approach', Chapter 1, pp. 3-38, Springer Science, Dordrecht, ISBN: 978-94-007-1375-8, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-1375-8_1
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Do they know what they are talking about? On the value of self-rated happiness of people with a mental disorder
Journal of Happiness Studies,
12(5), 793-806. DOI 10.1007/s10902-010-9227-5
With: Bergsma, A. (first author), Ten Have, M. & De Graaf, R.

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Greater happiness for a greater number: Is that possible in Austria?
In: Ehalt, H.C., Norder, G., Reinprecht, C & Weiss, H. (Hrgs) Lebensqualität in modernen Gesellschaften, Festschrift für Wolfgang Schulz, Verlag Peter Lang, 2011, Frankfurt am Main, ISBN 978-3-631-60440-3, pp. 27-34

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2011l The happiness of people with a mental disorder in modern society
Psychology of Well-Being; Theory, Research & Practice 1(2)
with A. Bergsma (first author)
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2011k World Database of Happiness: Example of a focussed Findings Archive
Working paper no. 169, German data Forum RatSWD, Februari 2011
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Happiness scale interval study: methodological considerations
Social Indicators Research, 102: 497-515 DOI 10.1007/s11205-010-9688-2
with Wim Kalmijn (first author) and Lidia Arends

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2011f Finding the key to happy aging: A day reconstruction study of happiness
Journal of Gerontology series B: Psychological Sciences and Social sciences, DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbr040
Together with Wido Oerlemans and Arnold Bakker. Online since June 2011
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2011b Greater happiness for a greater number: Is that possible? If so, how?
In: Sheldon, K.M., Kashdan, T.B. & Steger, M.F. (Eds.) Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward', Oxford University Press, New York, 2011, ISBN 978-0-19-537358-5, Chapter 26 pp. 396-409
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2011a

Most people with a mental disorder are happy: A 3-year follow-up in the Dutch general population
Journal of Positive Psychology, 6(4) 253-259, DOI:10.1186/2211-1522-1-2
with: Bergsma, A. (first author), Ten Have, M., & De Graaf, R.

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2010
2010k Most people with mental disorders are happy: A 3-year follow-up in the Dutch general population (together with Ad Bergsma, Margreet TenHave and Rob DeGraaf)
Accepted for publication in the Journal of Positive Psychology
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2010j What we know
The World Book of Happiness, Leo Bormans (Ed.) Lannoo Uitgeverij, Tielt, Belgium,
ISBN 978 90 209 9242 7D/2010/45/338, Pag 338-346
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2010i Which patient will feel down, which will be happy? The need to study genetic disposition of emotional states
Quality of Life Research, 19: 1429-1437, DOI 10.1007/s111136-0109652-2
(together with: Mirjam A. G. Sprangers, Meike Bartels, Frank Baas, Nicholas G. Martin, Miriam Mosing, Benjamin Movsas, Mary E. Ropka, Gen Shinozaki, Dick Swaab and the GENEQOL Consortium)

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Happiness
In: Irving B. Weiner & W. Edward Craighead (Eds.) The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, 4th edition volume 2, 2010, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ USA, ISBN 987-0-470-17026-7, page 749-750

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2010g Vacationers happier, but mostly not happier after a holiday
Applied Research in Quality Of Life (ARQOL), 5: 35-47, DOI: 10.1007/s11482-009-9091-9
with Jeroen Nawijn (first author), Miquelle Marchand and Ad Vingerhoets
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2010e Life is getting better: Societal evolution and fit with human nature
Social Indicators Research (2010) 97:105-122, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-009-9556-0

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2010d Capability and Happiness: Conceptual difference and reality links
Journal of Socio-Economics, 2010 39: 344-350, DOI:10.1016/j.socec.2009.11.007
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2010c Greater happiness for a greater number: is that possible and desirable?
Journal of Happiness Studies, 11: 605-629, DOI 10.007/s10902-010-9204-z
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2010b Income inequality and happiness in 119 nations
In: Bent Greve (ed) 'Social Policy and Happiness in Europe', Edgar Elgar, chaper 11, pp.174-194, (together with Maarten Berg)
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2010a

How universal is happiness?
Chapter 11 in Ed Diener, John F. Helliwell & Daniel Kahneman (Eds.) International Differences in Well-Being, 2010, Oxford University Press, New York, ISBN-13: 978-0-19-973273-9

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2009k World Database of Happiness: Tool for dealing with the 'Data-Deluge'
Psychological Topics, Special issue on Positive Psychology18: 221-246 ISSN 1332-0742
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2009j Medidas de la Felicidad Nacional Bruta
Intervencion Psicosocial: Revista sobre Igualdad y Calidad de Vida, 2009 18:279-299, ISSN 1132-0559

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2009i Optimal life-style mix: An inductive approach
in: Kathleen Matuska, Charles Christiansen, Helene Polatajko & Jane Davis (Eds.) 'Life Balance: Multidisciplinary Theories and Research', AOTA Press, 2009, Bethesda, MD USA, ISBN 978-1-55642-906-4, Chapter 4, pp 33-42
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2009g

The establihment of the GENEQOL consortium to investigate the genetic disposition of patient reported quality-of-life outcomes
Twin Research and Human Genetics, 12: 301-31. (together with Mirjan Sprangers and others)

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2009e False promise of happiness
Review of Michael Mary ‘Die Glücklüge; vom Glaube an die Machbarkeit des Lebens’ Gustav Lübbe Verlag, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, 2003, ISBN 3-7857-2141-2
Journal of Happiness Studies, published online since May 8, 2008
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2009d Well-being in nations and well-being of nations: Is there a conflict between individual and society?
Social Indicators Research, 2009, 91: 5-21, DOI 10.1007/s11205-008-9323-7
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2009c Enjoyment of life lenghtens life: Findings and consequences
In: Freire, T (ed) 'Understanding positive life: Research and practice on positive psychology', Climpsi Editores, Lisboa, Portugal, pp. 19-42, ISBN 978-972-796-310-2
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International scale interval study: Improving the comparability of responses to survey questions about happiness
in: Valerie Moller & Dennis Huschka (Eds.) 'Quality of life and the millennium challenge: Advances in quality-of-life studies, theory and research', Social Indicators Research Series vol. 35, Springer, e-ISBN 978-1-4020-8569-7, pp. 45-58

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How do we assess how happy we are?
in: Dutt, A. K. & Radcliff, B. (eds.) ‘Happiness, Economics and Politics: Towards a multi-disciplinary approach’, Edward Elger Publishers, Cheltenham UK, ISBN 978 1 84844 093 7, Chapter 3, page 45-69

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2008k Sustainable consumption and happiness
in: Reddy. S (Ed.) 'Green Consumerism: Approaches and Country Experiences' , Icfai University Press, 2008, Hyderabad, India, ISBN 81-314-1390-0, pp. 39-68.
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2008g Measures of Gross National Happiness
in: Statistics, Knowledge and Policy 2007. Measuring and fostering the progress of societies.General Economics & Future Studies, 2008 no. 6, OECD Publishing, ISBN 978-92-64-04323-7, chapter 16, pp 231-253
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2008f Comparability of happiness across nations
School of Sociology and Social Work Journal, no 104, 2008, pp. 211-234, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, ISSN 0452-9456
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2008e Ancient Chinese Philosophical Advice: Can it help us find happiness today?
Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 9 425-443,. DOI 10.1007/s10902-006-9037-y (with Zhang Guoqing)
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2008d Healthy happiness: Effects of happiness on physical health and the consequences for preventive health care
Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 9, 449-464, DOI 10.1007/s10902-006-9042-1
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2008c Sociological theories of subjective well-being
In: Michael Eid & Randy Larsen (Eds). "The Science of Subjective Well-being: A tribute to Ed Diener", Guilford Publications, New York, ISBN: 978-1-59385-581-9 pp. 44-61

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2008b

Freedom and happiness: comparison of 126 nations in 2006
paper presented at: Legatum Prosperity Workshop, June 21-22 London, UK

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2007m Does happiness matter? On the value of great happiness for a great number
in: Joop Stam & Ruut Veenhoven (Eds.), Quality of life & Happiness of
people in Japan and TheNetherlands, KIT Publishers, Amsterdam in cooperation
with NIOD Encounters Series Volume I, pp 156-163, ISBN 978 90 6832 4358
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2007l Quality of life in nations, as measured with how long and happy people live
in: Joop Stam & Ruut Veenhoven (Eds.), Quality of life & Happiness of
people in Japan and TheNetherlands, KIT Publishers, Amsterdam in cooperation
with NIOD Encounters Series Volume I, pp 16-31, ISBN 978 90 6832 4358
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2007k Quality of life & Happiness of people in Japan and TheNetherlands
Editor together with Joop Stam, KIT Publishers, Amsterdam in cooperation with NIOD Encounters Series Volume I, 172 pages, ISBN 978 90 6832 4358
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Contributions to web discussion on "Are we happy yet? Happiness in an age of abundance", moderated by Will Wilkenson, CATO Unbound, April 2007
d) Happiness as a signal of good fit with human nature
c) What public policy can add to happiness
b) The place of happiness in pluralism
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2007f Happy Life Years
Virtual Indicator Expo: International conference "Beyond GDP: Measuring progress, true wealth and the well-being of nations", Brussels, November 19-20
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2007d Quality of Life Research
in: Peck, D.L. & Bryant, C.D. (Eds.) '21th Century Sociology: A reference handbook', Sage, Volume Two, chapter 7, pp.54-62, ISBN 978-1-4129-1608-0
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2007c Ruut Veenhoven: For a better quality of life
In: Mattieu Deflem (Ed.) 'Sociologists in a global age: Biographical perspectives', Chapter 11, pp 175-186, Ahsgate, ISBN 978-0-7546-7307-7
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2007a Subjective measures of well--being
in: Mark McGillivray, (Ed.) 'Human Well-being: Concept and Measurement', Palgrave McMillan, Houndsmill, UK, ISBN 0-230-00498-9, chapter 9, pp.214-239
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2006g Sociology's blind eye for happiness
Paper presented at the 16th World Congress of Sociology, Working Group 06 'Social Indicators', Durban South Africa, July 23-29, 2006
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2006f The four qualities of life. Ordering concepts and measures of the good life
in: McGillivray, M & Clarke, M (eds) 'Understanding Human Well-being' , chapter 4, pp 74-100, United Nations University Press, New York, 2006, ISBN 92-808-1130-4. Shortened version of publication 2000c
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2006e Quality of life in modern society, Measured with Happy Life Years Published in: Yew-Kwang Ng & Lok Sang Ho (Eds.) ‘Happiness and Public Policy, Theory, Case studies and Implications’ Palgrave-Macmillan, New York, 2006, ISBN 13: 978-0-230-00497-9, chapter 2, pp.19-44. full text
2006c Subjective measures of well--being
in: Mark McGillivray, (Ed.) 'Human Well-being: Concept and Measurement', Palgrave McMillan, Houndsmill, UK, ISBN 0-230-00498-9
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2006b What is happiness?
In 'Grafisch Nederland 2006', Grafische cultuurstichting, Amstelveen, Netherlands, ISBN 90 70 80 9044, pp. 103-104
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2006a Rising happiness in nations,1946-2004. A reply to Easterlin
Social Indicators Research, vol. 79, 421-436, DOI 10.1007/s11205-005-5074-x
Together with Michael Hagerty
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2005n Happiness in multiple choice society
Review of Barry Schwartz:'The Paradox of Choice. Why more is less' Harper & Collins, New York, USA 2004, ISBN 0-06-000568-8, 265 pages. Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 6, pp. 93-96
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2005k Is life getting better? How long and happy do people live in modern society
Published in: European Psychologist, 2005, special section on 'Human development and Well-being', vol. 10,  pp. 330-343
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2005j Apparent quality of life: How long and happy people live
Social Indicators Research, vol. 71, pp. 61-86
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2005i What did the sexual revolution bring?
In: Couwenberg, S.W. (red.) Seksuele revolutie ter discussie. Van Phil Bloom tot Sex in the City' Civis Mundi, Jaarboek 2005, ISBN 90 5573 610 4, blz 95-105
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2005h Health care and subjective well-being in nations
(co-authored with Bruce Kirkcaldy and Adrian Furnham)
in: Antoniou, A-S. G. & Cooper, C.L. (Eds.) 'Research companion to organizational health psychology', Edgar Elgar Publishers, 2005, Cheltenham, UK,  ISBN 1 84376 624 8,  pp. 393-412
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2005f Happiness in hardship
in: Bruni, L. & Porta (Eds.) 'Economics and happiness: Framing the analysis', Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-928628-0, pp.243-266
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2005d Return of inequality in modern society? Test by trend in dispersion of life-satisfaction across time and nations
Journal of Happiness Studies, Special issue on 'Inequality of Happiness in nations', vol. 6, pp. 457-487, DOI 10.1007/s10902-005-8858-4
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2005c Inequality-Adjusted Happiness in nations. Egalitarianism and utilitarianism married together in a new index of societal performance
Journal of Happiness Studies, Special issue on 'Inequality of Happiness in nations', vol. 6, pp.421-455 (together with Wim Kalmijn) DOI 10.1007/s10902-005-8857-5
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2005b Measuring inequality of happiness in nations. In search for proper statistics.
Journal of Happiness Studies, Special issue on 'Inequality of Happiness in nations',   vol. 6, pp.357-396. (Together with Wim Kalmijn) DOI 10.1007/s10902-005-8855-7
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2005a Inequality of Happiness in Nations. Introduction to this special issue
Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 6, pp. 351-355, DOI 10.1007/s10902-005-0003-x
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2004f World Database of happiness: Continuous register of subjective appreciation of life
Published in: Glatzer, W., VonBelow, S. & Stoffregen, M. (eds.), ‘Challenges for quality of life in the contemporary world: Advances in quality-of-life studies, theory and research’, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht The Netherlands, 2004, Social Indicators Research Series, vol. 24, ISBN 1-4020—2890-3 (e-book 1-4020-2903-9)
pp. 75-89
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2004d Sustainable consumption and happiness
Proceedings of international conference on 'Driving forces and barriers to sustainable consumption', University of Leeds, March 4-6.
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2004c
The greatest happiness principle. Happiness as a public policy aim.
in: Linley, P.A. & Joseph, S. (eds.) 'Positive psychology in practice', chapter 39, pp. 658-678, Publisher: John Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, USA, ISBN 0471459062
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2003d Happiness
The Psychologist, vol.16, nr. 3, pp. 128-9
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2003e Wealth and happiness revisited. Growing wealth of nations does go with greater happiness
Social Indicators Research, vol. 64, 2003, pp. 1-27 (with Michael Hagerty)
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2003c Hedonism and happiness
Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 4, pp. 437-457, ISSN 1389-4978
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2003b Arts of living
Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 4, pp. 373-384, ISSN 1389-4978
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2003a Notions of Art-of-Living. Introduction to this special issue
Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 4, pp. 345-349, ISSN 1389-4978
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2002f Why social policy needs subjective indicators
Social Indicators Research, 2002, vol 58, pp 33-45, ISSN 0303-8300
Also published in: Hagerty M.R., Vogel, J., & Moller, V. (eds) ‘Assessing quality of life and living conditions to guide national policy. The state of the art’,  Social Indicators Research Series vol 11, pp. 33-45, Kluwer Academic, 2002, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, ISBN 1-4020-0727-2 
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2002d Feminine values and happy life-expectancy in nations
Personality and Individual Differences, vol 33, pp. 803-813 (withW.A. Arrindell)
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2002b The units of utility. Comments to Clack, A.E. & Oswald, A.J. 'A simple statistical method for measuring how life-events affect happiness'. International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 31, pp 1144-1146 full text
2002a Return of inequality in moderns society? Trends in dispersion of lifesatisfaction in EU-nations 1973-1996.
Published in German in: Wolfgang Glatzer, Roland Habich, Karl Ulrich Maier (Hrgs), 'Socialer Wandel und Gesellschaftliche Dauerbeobachtung. Festschrift für Wolfgang Zapf’, Leske + Bundrich, 2002 Opladen, Deutschland, ISBN  3-8100-3368-5, pp.273-294
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2001e Quality-of-life and happiness: Not quite the same
Published in Italian in: G. DeGirolamo et al (eds) 'Health and Quality of life' WHO and Centro Scientifici Editore, Torino, Italia, pp. 67-95
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2001d

Hedonism and happiness
Procedings of the 7th ARISE Symposium ‘The Senses, Pleasure and Health’ October 7-10, 2002 Nice, France, Associates for Research Into The Science of Enjoyment, London pp. 121-136  

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2001c Are the Russians as unhappy as they say they are? Comparability of self-reports across nations
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2001, vol 2, pp.111-136
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2001b Happiness in society
in: Jutta Allmendinger (Hrsg.) 'Gute Gesellschaft? Verhandlungen des 30 Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie', Opladen 2001, Leske + Budrich, pp. 1265-1314
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2001a What we know about happiness
Paper presented at the dialogue on 'Gross National Happiness', Woudschoten, Zeist, The Netherlands, January 14-15 2001
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2000k Views on happiness in early sociology: Introduction to this special issue
Journal of Happiness Studies, 1: 419-421
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2000j Why social policy needs subjective indicators
Procedings 3rd international conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies in Gerona Spain, 2000, Casas, F. & Saurina C (eds), Universitat de Girona, Institut de Recerca sobre Qualitat de Vida ISBN 84-8458-125-X, 2001, pp.807-817
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2000d Stability of life-satisfaction over time. Analysis of change in ranks in a national population
Journal Of Happiness Studies, 2000, vol 1, pp. 177-205 (with Joop Erhhardt and Willem Saris)
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2000c The four qualities of life. Ordering concepts and measures of the good life
Journal Of Happiness Studies, 2000, vol 1, pp 1-39

Shortened version reprinted in: McGillivray, M & Clarke, M (eds) 'Understanding Human Well-being' , chapter 4, pp 74-100, United Nations University Press, New York, 2006, ISBN 92-808-1130-4.
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2000b Well-being in the welfare state: Level not higher, distribution not more equitable
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 2000, vol 2, pp 91-125
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2000a Freedom and happiness: a comparative study in 44 nations in the early 1990's
Published in: Diener, E. & Suh, E.M. (eds) 'Culture and subjective wellbeing', MIT press, Cambridge, MA USA, 2000, ISBN 0 262 04182 0, pp. 257-288
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1990s
1999a Quality-of-life in individidualistic society: A comparison in 43 nations in the early 1990's
Social indicators Research, 1999, vol 48, pp157-186 (Prize paper)
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1998d

World Database of Happiness: Continuous register of research on subjective appreciation of life
Release 2.1, Erasmus University Rotterdam

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1998a

Two state-trait discussions on happiness: A reply to Stones et al
Social Indicators research, 1998, vol 43, pp 211-245

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1997a

Quality-of-life in individualistic society, a comparison of 43 nations in the early 1990's
in: VanderBraak, H., DeJong, M.J. & Zijderveld, A.C. (eds) 'The gift of society: Social capital and institutions in a (post)modern world', Enzo Press, Amersfoort, pp 149-170, ISBN 90-74670-08-3

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1997c Advances in the understanding of happiness
English version of article in French in Revue Québécoise de Psychologie, 1997, vol 18, pp 29-79
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1996g

Satisfaction and social position: within nation differences compared accross nations
in: Saris, W.E. et.al. (eds):'A comparative study of satisfaction with life in Europe' Eötvös University Press, Budapest, chapter 16, pp 254-262

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1996f

Average level of satisfaction in10 European countries: explanation of differences
in: Saris, W.E. et.al. (eds):'A comparative study of satisfaction with life in Europe' Eötvös University Press, Budapest, chapter 15, pp 234-253

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1996e Satisfaction in 10 countries: summary of findings
chapter 13, pp 223-230 (samen met W.E. Saris) 
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The study of life-satisfaction
in: Saris, W.E. et.al. (eds):'A comparative study of satisfaction with life in Europe' Eötvös University Press, Budapest, chapter 1, pp 11-48

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1996c

A comparative study of satisfaction with life in Europe
(editor, with Willem E. Saris, Annette C Scherpenzeel & Brendan Bunting)
Eötvös University Press, Budapest, 299 p, ISBN 963 463 0812

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1996b

Happy life-expectancy. A comprehensive measure of quality-of-life in nations
Social Indicators Research, vol 39 1-58

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1996a

Developments in satisfaction-research
Social Indicators Research vol 37, pp 1-46

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1995c

World Database of Happiness
Social Indicators Research, vol 34, p 299-313

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1995b

The cross-national pattern of happiness. Test of predictions implied in three theories of happiness
Social Indicators Research, vol 34 p 33-68 (with Joop Ehrhardt)

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1995a

Livability of the welfare-state. Appreciation-of-life and length-of- life in nations varying in state-welfare-effort
Social Indicators Research, vol 36, page 1-49 (with Piet Ouweneel)

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1994f Happy life-expectancy in 15 European countries
Paper presentedat the XIII World Congress of Sociology, WG 06, Session 8: Quality of life in transnational comparisons (II), Bielefeld, Germany, July 18-23, 1994.
Together with: A.E. Kunst and P.T. Okma-Keulen
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1994c

How satisfying is rural life? Fact and Value
in: Cecora, J. (ed), 'Changing values and attitudes in family households, Implications for institutional transition in East and West' Society for Agricultural Policy Research and Rural Sociology (FAA report 296), Bonn, Germany, ISBN 3-88488-296-1, page 41-51

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1994b

Correlates of Happiness
RISBO, Series Studies in Social and Cultural Transformation
Erasmus University Rotterdam, ISBN 90-72597-47-8, 2028 pages (3 volumes)

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1994a

Is happiness a Trait? Tests of the theory that a better society does not make people any happier
Social Indicators Research, vol 32, p 101-160
Reprinted in: Michalos, A. (ed) 'Citation classics from Social Indicators Research', Social Indicators Research Series vol. 26, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, ISBN1-4020-3722-8, pp.477-536

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1993c

Happiness as an indicator in social policy evolution: some objections considered
in: Mesman Schulz et.al (eds.). Between Sociology and Social Practice, Liber Amicorum dedicated to Mark van de Vall.
ITS, 1993, Nijmegen, p. 195-206. ISBN 90-6370-920-X

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Happiness in nations': Subjective appreciation of life in 56 nations 1946-1992
RISBO, Studies in Sociale en Culturele Verandering, nr. 2, 364 p.Erasmus University Rotterdam, ISBN 90-72597-46.

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Bibliography of Happiness: 2473 contempory studies on subjective appreciation of life
RISBO, Studies in Sociale en Culturele Verandering nr. 1, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 361 p., ISBN 90-72597-45-1.

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1992a Social equality and state welfare effort: More income-equality, no more equality in quality-of-life
paper presented at conference 'Towards the good society' June Rotterdam, unpublished
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1991c

Questions on happiness: Classical topics modern anwers, blind spots
in: F. Strack, M. Argyle & N. Schwarz (eds.), 'Subjective Well-being: An Interdisciplinairy Perspective', Pergamon Press, London, ISBN 0-08-037264-3, pp. 7-26.

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1991b

Top-down versus Bottom-up: Theories of subjective well-being
Social Indicators Research, vol. 24, pp. 81-100.(with B. Heady and A. Wearing)
Reprinted in: Michalos, A. (ed) 'Citation classics from Social Indicators Research', Social Indicators Research Series vol. 26, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, ISBN1-4020-3722-8, pp. 401-420

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1991a

Is happiness relative?
Social Indicators Research, vol. 24, pp. 1-34.

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1990c Inequality in happiness: inequality between countries compared accross countries
Paper presented at the 12th Congress of Sociology, Madrid 1990
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1990a

Cross-National Differences in Happiness: Cultural Bias or Societal Quality?
in: N. Bleichrock & P.J. Drenth (eds.), 'Contemporary Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology', Zwets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, ISBN 90-265-1117-5, pp. 168-184 (with Piet. Ouweneel)

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1989k Is happiness mere contentment? Cognition and affect in the overall evaluation of life
Paper presented at the international conference on 'Evaluation and and emotions in social cognition', Sopot, Poland, June 1-4 1989
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1989i

Does happiness bind?
in: Veenhoven, R. & Hagenaars, A. (eds.) 'How harmfull is happiness? Consequences of enjoying life or not'. Universitaire pers Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 90 257 22809, pp. 44-60

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1989f

Is happiness relative?
in: J.P. Forgas & J.M. Imnes (eds.), Recent Advances in Social Psychology: An international perspective, Elsevier Science Publ., 1989, Amsterdam, pp. 235-247.

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1989e

The well-being of only children
Adolescence, vol. 24, pp. 155-165.(with Maykel.Verkuyten)

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1989d

National Wealth and Individual Happiness
in: Grunert, K.G. & Olander, M. (eds.), Understanding Economic Behavior, Kluwer Academic Press, pp 9-32

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1989c Does happiness induce a rosy outlook?
in: R. Veenhoven (ed) 'How harmful is happiness? Consequences of enjoying life or not'
University Press Rotterdam,  pp. 106-127 (with Bruce Heady)
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1989b

Did the crisis really hurt? Effects of the 1980-82 economic recession on satisfaction, mental health and mortality 
- Introduction to the question (with Aldi.Hagenaars) pp. 1-22
- Conclusions pp. 281-289.
University Press Rotterdam, The Netherlands, ISBN 90 277 2279 5, 305 p. (editor with Aldi Hagenaars)

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How harmful is happiness? Consequences of enjoying life or not
University Press Rotterdam, The Netherlands, ISBN 90 237 28898, 137 p.(editor)
Editorial contributions: 'Introduction' pp. 1-6,'Conclusions' pp. 128-36.

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1988a

The Utility of Happiness
Social Indicators Research, vol 20, pp. 333-354.

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1987a

Cultural Bias in ratings of perceived life quality
Social Indicators Research, vol. 18, pp. 329-334.

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1984b

Databook of Happiness
Complementary reference work to 'Conditions of happiness'
Kluwer Academic, 1984, Dordrecht/Boston, ISBN 90 277 1793 1, 580 pages

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1984a

Conditions of Happiness
Kluwer Academic, 1984, Dordrecht/Boston. Reprinted 1989. ISBN 90 277 1792 3, 461 pages

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1983a

The growing impact of marriage
Social Indicators Research, vol. 12, pp. 49-63.

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1980a Psychological differentiation and rise of the modern family
Paper presented at 3rd convention of the International Psycho-Historical Association, New York, June 1980
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1977f School education and psychological wellbeing: The years people spend in school do change the way they feel, but hardly make them feel happier
Working paper, Dpt. of sociology, Erasmus university Rotterdam, December 1975
with Peter Bakker
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1977e Level of education and the promise of happines
Working paper, Dpt of Sociology, Erasmus university Rotterdam, December 1977
With Peter Bakker
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ON WELFARE-STATE

2000b Well-being in the welfare state: Level not higher, distribution not more equitable
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 2000, vol 2, pp 91-125
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1995a

Livability of the welfare-state. Appreciation-of-life and length-of- life in nations varying in state-welfare-effort.
Social Indicators Research, vol 36, page 1-49 (with Piet Ouweneel)

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1992a Social equality and state welfare effort: More income-equality, no more equality in quality-of-life
paper presented at conference 'Towards the good society' June Rotterdam, unpublished
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ON OTHER TOPICS

2013g

Biological pathways and genetic mechanisms involved in social functioning
Quality of Life Research, online since Octobre 2012, DOI 10.1007/s11136-012-0277
With: Juan R. Ordonana (first author), Meike Bartels, Dorret I. Boomsma, David Cella, Miriam Mosing, Joao R. Oliveira, Donald L. Patrick, Gert G. Wagner, Mirjam A.G. Sprangers, all members of the GENEQOL Consortium

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