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Workplace:Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen
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Working Papers

2015

  1. Unhappy development: dissatisfaction with life on the eve of the Arab spring
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Journal Article in Review of Income and Wealth (2018)

2014

  1. Financial Distress and Happiness of Employees in Times of Economic Crisis
    Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers, Tinbergen Institute Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Applied Economics Letters (2015)

2013

  1. The Easterlin illusion: economic growth does go with greater happiness
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Journal Article in International Journal of Happiness and Development (2014)

2012

  1. Evidence based pursuit of happiness: What should we know, do we know and can we get to know?
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Social Development and Happiness in Nations
    ISD Working Paper Series, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Why are Latin Europeans less happy? The impact of hierarchy
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (1)

2011

  1. Life satisfaction in Nations
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (1)
  2. World Database of Happiness Example of a focused ‘Findings Archive’
    Working Paper Series of the German Council for Social and Economic Data, German Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD) Downloads
    Also in MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany (2011) Downloads

2009

  1. The Establishment of the GENEQOL Consortium to Investigate the Genetic Disposition of Patient-Reported Quality-of-Life Outcomes
    Working Paper Series of the German Council for Social and Economic Data, German Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD) Downloads

2008

  1. How universal is happiness?
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Virtual Worlds as Petri Dishes for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Working Paper Series of the German Council for Social and Economic Data, German Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD) Downloads

2007

  1. Measures of Gross National Happiness
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (3)

2004

  1. Subjective Measures of Well-being
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (17)
  2. Sustainable consumption and happiness
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (1)

2001

  1. Why social policy needs subjective indicators
    Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Social Structure and Social Reporting, WZB Berlin Social Science Center Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement (2002)

1992

  1. Social equality and state welfare effort: More income-equality, no more equality in quality of life
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads

1990

  1. Inequality in happiness: inequality in countries compared across countries
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (2)

Journal Articles

2018

  1. Co-development of Happiness Research: Addition to “Fifty Years After the Social Indicator Movement”
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2018, 135, (3), 1001-1007 Downloads
  2. Erratum to: Freedom and Happiness in Nations: A Research Synthesis
    Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2018, 13, (2), 457-459 Downloads
  3. Freedom and Happiness in Nations: A Research Synthesis
    Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2018, 13, (2), 435-456 Downloads
  4. How Does More Attention to Subjective Well-Being Affect Subjective Well-Being?
    Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2018, 13, (4), 1055-1080 Downloads
  5. Life-satisfaction is more a matter of feeling well than having what you want. Tests of Veenhoven's theory
    International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2018, 4, (3), 209-235 Downloads
  6. Unhappy Development: Dissatisfaction With Life on the Eve of the Arab Spring
    Review of Income and Wealth, 2018, 64, (s1), S80-S113 Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper (2015)

2017

  1. Greater Happiness for a Greater Number: Did the Promise of Enlightenment Come True?
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2017, 130, (1), 9-25 Downloads
  2. Mood during commute in the Netherlands
    Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 2017, 104, (C), 195-208 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. The ‘10 Excess’ Phenomenon in Responses to Survey Questions on Happiness
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2017, 131, (2), 853-870 Downloads

2016

  1. Conversion of Verbal Response Scales: Robustness Across Demographic Categories
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2016, 126, (1), 331-358 Downloads
  2. Happy Protest Voters: The Case of Rotterdam 1997–2009
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2016, 126, (2), 739-756 Downloads
  3. 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: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2016, 126, (2), 863-891 Downloads
  4. Why are Locals Happier than Internal Migrants? The Role of Daily Life
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2016, 125, (2), 481-508 Downloads View citations (1)

2015

  1. Consumption and happiness: an introduction
    International Review of Economics, 2015, 62, (2), 91-99 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Financial distress and happiness of employees in times of economic crisis
    Applied Economics Letters, 2015, 22, (3), 173-179 Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (2014)
  3. Geography of happiness: configurations of affective and cognitive appraisal of life across nations
    International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2015, 2, (2), 101-117 Downloads
  4. Informed Pursuit of Happiness: What we should know, do know and can get to know
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2015, 16, (4), 1035-1071 Downloads View citations (8)
  5. Stability of Boundaries Between Response Options of Response Scales: Does ‘Very Happy’ Remain Equally Happy over the Years?
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2015, 123, (1), 241-266 Downloads

2014

  1. Homogenizing Responses to Different Survey Questions on the Same Topic: Proposal of a Scale Homogenization Method Using a Reference Distribution
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2014, 117, (1), 275-300 Downloads View citations (7)
  2. Index of Inequality-Adjusted Happiness (IAH) Improved: A Research Note
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2014, 15, (6), 1259-1265 Downloads
  3. The Easterlin illusion: economic growth does go with greater happiness
    International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2014, 1, (4), 311-343 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2013)

2013

  1. Contentment and Affect in the Estimation of Happiness
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2013, 110, (2), 415-431 Downloads View citations (7)
  2. Daily Activities and Happiness in Later Life: The Role of Work Status
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2013, 14, (5), 1507-1527 Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Has modernisation gone too far? Modernity and happiness in 141 contemporary nations
    International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2013, 1, (2), 172-195 Downloads

2012

  1. Does intelligence boost happiness? Smartness of all pays more than being smarter than others
    International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2012, 1, (1), 5-27 Downloads View citations (3)

2011

  1. Do They Know How Happy They Are? On the Value of Self-Rated Happiness of People With a Mental Disorder
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2011, 12, (5), 793-806 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Finding the Key to Happy Aging: A Day Reconstruction Study of Happiness
    Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 2011, 66B, (6), 665-674 Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Happiness Scale Interval Study. Methodological Considerations
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2011, 102, (3), 497-515 Downloads View citations (10)

2010

  1. Capability and happiness: Conceptual difference and reality links
    Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), 2010, 39, (3), 344-350 Downloads View citations (16)
  2. Greater Happiness for a Greater Number
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2010, 11, (5), 605-629 Downloads View citations (15)
  3. Life is Getting Better: Societal Evolution and Fit with Human Nature
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2010, 97, (1), 105-122 Downloads View citations (3)

2009

  1. False Promise of Happiness
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2009, 10, (3), 385-386 Downloads
  2. Well-Being in Nations and Well-Being of Nations
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2009, 91, (1), 5-21 Downloads View citations (4)

2008

  1. Ancient Chinese philosophical advice: can it help us find happiness today?
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2008, 9, (3), 425-443 Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Happiness in shrinking cities in Germany
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2008, 9, (2), 213-218 Downloads View citations (5)
  3. Healthy happiness: effects of happiness on physical health and the consequences for preventive health care
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2008, 9, (3), 449-469 Downloads View citations (78)
  4. Religiousness and happiness in three nations: a research note
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2008, 9, (2), 207-211 Downloads View citations (12)

2006

  1. Rising Happiness in Nations 1946–2004: A Reply to Easterlin
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2006, 79, (3), 421-436 Downloads View citations (42)

2005

  1. Apparent Quality-of-Life in Nations: How Long and Happy People Live
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2005, 71, (1), 61-86 Downloads View citations (28)
  2. Inequality Of Happiness in Nations
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, 6, (4), 351-355 Downloads View citations (15)
  3. Inequality-Adjusted Happiness in Nations Egalitarianism and Utilitarianism Married in a New Index of Societal Performance
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, 6, (4), 421-455 Downloads View citations (6)
  4. Measuring Inequality of Happiness in Nations: In Search for Proper Statistics
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, 6, (4), 357-396 Downloads View citations (31)
  5. Return of Inequality in Modern Society? Test by Dispersion of Life-Satisfaction Across Time and Nations
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, 6, (4), 457-487 Downloads View citations (31)
  6. 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, 2005, 6, (1), 93-96 Downloads View citations (2)

2003

  1. Arts-of-Living
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2003, 4, (4), 373-384 Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Hedonism and Happiness
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2003, 4, (4), 437-457 Downloads View citations (14)
  3. Notions of Art-of-Living
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2003, 4, (4), 345-349 Downloads
  4. Obituary Michael Argyle 1925–2002
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2003, 4, (3), 241-241 Downloads
  5. Wealth and Happiness Revisited – Growing National Income Does Go with Greater Happiness
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2003, 64, (1), 1-27 Downloads View citations (81)

2002

  1. Why Social Policy Needs Subjective Indicators
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2002, 58, (1), 33-46 Downloads View citations (66)
    See also Working Paper (2001)

2001

  1. Are the Russians as Unhappy as they say they are?
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2001, 2, (2), 111-136 Downloads View citations (24)
  2. Preface
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2001, 2, (2), 93-94 Downloads

2000

  1. Editorial
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2000, 1, (1), 5-8 Downloads
  2. Introduction
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2000, 1, (4), 419-421 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Stability of Life-satisfaction over Time
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2000, 1, (2), 177-205 Downloads View citations (49)
  4. The Four Qualities of Life
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2000, 1, (1), 1-39 Downloads View citations (52)

1999

  1. Quality-of-Life in Individualistic Society
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1999, 48, (2), 159-188 Downloads View citations (24)

1998

  1. Two State-Trait Discussions on Happiness. A Reply to Stones et al
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1998, 43, (3), 211-225 Downloads View citations (3)

1996

  1. Developments in satisfaction-research
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1996, 37, (1), 1-46 Downloads View citations (86)
  2. Happy life-expectancy
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1996, 39, (1), 1-58 Downloads View citations (21)

1995

  1. Book reviews
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1995, 34, (1), 171-180 Downloads
  2. Livability of the welfare-state
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1995, 36, (1), 1-48 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. The cross-national pattern of happiness: Test of predictions implied in three theories of happiness
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1995, 34, (1), 33-68 Downloads View citations (53)
  4. World Database of Happiness
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1995, 34, (3), 299-313 Downloads View citations (6)

1994

  1. Is happiness a trait?
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1994, 32, (2), 101-160 Downloads View citations (22)

1991

  1. Is happiness relative?
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1991, 24, (1), 1-34 Downloads View citations (173)
  2. Top-down versus bottom-up theories of subjective well-being
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1991, 24, (1), 81-100 Downloads View citations (64)

1988

  1. The utility of happiness
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1988, 20, (4), 333-354 Downloads View citations (24)

1987

  1. A comment on Kozma's review of Conditions of Happiness
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1987, 19, (2), 273-273 Downloads
  2. Cultural bias in ratings of perceived life quality
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1987, 19, (3), 329-334 Downloads
  3. Lebensqualität in der bundesrepublik
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1987, 19, (3), 379-381 Downloads

1986

  1. Reviews
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1986, 18, (2), 221-231 Downloads
  2. Reviews
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1986, 18, (1), 125-127 Downloads

1983

  1. The growing impact of marriage
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 1983, 12, (1), 49-63 Downloads

Chapters

2016

  1. Quality of life and happiness: concepts and measures
    Chapter 14 in Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life, 2016, pp 309-333 Downloads

2009

  1. How Do We Assess How Happy We Are? Tenets, Implications and Tenability of Three Theories
    Chapter 3 in Happiness, Economics and Politics, 2009 Downloads View citations (3)
 
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