Overview of the various distinguished publics included in the World Database of Happiness

Date of overview: 2021-07-29.
The World Database of Happiness is a collection of research findings on happiness. These findings come both from studies among the general population and studies in special publics such as eldery persons or lottery winners. Below is a list of publics. If you click the hyperlinked categories you get the excerpts of research findings among that kind of people.
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Category descriptionAdditional keywordsNumber of studies
AGE groupslife stage7
• Youthchildren. juvelines, minors, kids, yougster0
• Infantsbabies20
• Todlers1
• Basic school childrenelementary school pupils, elementary school94
• Teens, adolescentsteenagers, puberty245
• Twensaround age 2031
• Young adults20-30 aged59
• Adults265
• Working agelabour force, age 18-165288
• Middle aged40-60 aged30
• In menopause3
• Elderly65+ aged, retired, old age213
• Very oldcentanian12
• Generationage group, cohort7
• Various age groups31
CHILDREN other than age groupdescentants, offspring2
• Children living with single parentbroken home1
• Gifted childrengenius, high IQ0
• Handicaped childrenspecial need, invalid2
• Children of divorcebroken home2
CONVINCTIONSvalues, beliefs0
• Religiouschurch, faith, God, spiritual2
• Feministemancipation2
COMMUNAL LIVINGcommune, group home0
• Living in Kibutzcollective farm, Israel3
• Communal housingcollective2
• Company town1
DEVIANTabnormal, non-mainstream3
ETHNIC GROUPminority, social group, race1
• Ethnic groups in USArace2
• Whites in USACaucasian, European Americans30
• Blacks in USAcoloured, African Americans8
• Ethnic groups in other nationsminority11
• Non-modern culturesdeveloping, non-western, primitive2
EDUCATIONschooling0
• Highschool pupilslearner, student88
• Studentsundergraduate, graduate, university357
• Traineesappentice, novice4
• Allumnigraduate, former student5
• School-leaversgraduate3
• Well educatedcultured, learned, knowledgeble6
EMPLOYMENTin labour force, job, work0
• Not Employedjobless, unemployed, unwaged1
• Unemployedjobless, unwaged26
• Housewiveshome maker14
• Retiredpensioner27
• Employedjob, work85
• Employersboss, manager, owner0
• Employeesstaff, worker26
• Self employedsolo entrepreneurs, small business, professionals32
• Employees of a firm13
• Kind of job1
FAMILYkin, primary group0
• Couplesbond, marriage, pair18
• Heads of householdsboss11
• Family memberskin, relatives3
• Spousehusband, wife, partner3
• Lliving with familyliving with parents2
• Housewiveshome maker1
• Twinsidentical, fraternal, mono-zigous7
• Divorcedbroken marriage, separated1
GENDERsexe1
• Maleboys, men53
• Femalegirls, women94
• Transgenderqueer, transsexual23
GENERAL PUBLIC, see also distributional findings in nationcitizenry, populace, populaltion, residents0
HEALTHill, fit, morbidity2
• Mental Patientsdisorder, disturbed, mad47
• Medical Patientsdisase, ill102
• Sex reassignmenttransgender4
• Handicappeddisabled, invalid21
• Drug useaddition, dependency, substance use1
• Tranquillizer userssedative1
• OverweightBMI, fat3
• Died laterdeath, mortality1
INCOMEearning, pay, salary, wage1
• Richaffluent, wealthy, well to do1
• Poordeprived, needy11
• Welfare Recipientsdole, on social security4
• Recent income change2
INSTITUTIONAL LIVING1
• Living in prisonjail, incarnated1
• Living in hospital2
• Living in nursing home10
• Living in cloistermonk, nun6
• Living in foster home2
• Old age homeretirement home4
INTELLIGENCE0
• Gifted5
• RetardedDow syndrome, low IQ1
LIFE-HISTORYbackground0
• Veteransmilitair, soldier, war6
LIFE-STYLEway of life0
• Back-to-the-land mini-farmers5
• Homosexualsgay4
• Internet usersonline, virtual, web11
• Lottery players/winnerspool10
• Meditatorsmindfulness2
• Touristsholliday, travel5
LIFE-STRESSdemanding events0
• Earlier life stressscarring2
• Recent lossbereaved3
• Recent divorceseparated4
• Recent unemployment8
• Accident victimsdisaster, mishap5
• Recent change in institutional setting3
• People in transitionlife phase20
• Recent hospitalisationmedical treatment8
LOVE-LIFEaffection, sex0
• Dating couplescourt, relationship2
MARITAL STATUSmatrimony, wedded0
• Non-Marriedsingle11
• Marriedwedded38
• Divorcedseparated9
• Widowedbereaved, loss, widow3
• Remarried1
• Singles1
MIGRATIONemigrant, expat, immigrant, wanderer1
• Ex-migrantworkers2
• Emigrantsleavers, out of country3
• Immigrantsnew comer30
• Refugeesexile, displaced persons4
• Intimates left behind after migration6
MEMBERSHIPSassociation, club, social participation0
• Union memberstrade union1
• Singles association1
• Student sororitystudent house2
• Professional association1
• Churchtemple3
OCCUPATIONjob, profession, work1
• Academicsscholar, professor, researcher14
• Administrativeclerck3
• Artistsactor, musician, painter, singer, writer2
• Clergychurch, pastor4
• Commercialbusiness0
• Farmersagriculture8
• Fisherssailors1
• Industry10
• Labourers, blue collarworker5
• Managersboss9
• Militarysoldier9
• Miners1
• Nurseshealth care professional3
• Physicianshealth care professional7
• Psychologist0
• Service5
• Social Workerscoache2
• Studentspupil29
• Teachersschool, professor7
• Telephone operators1
• Top sporterathlete, professional sporter0
• Truck driverstransport worker1
PERSONALITYcharacter0
• Pessimisticoptimist2
• Ambitious0
• Cheerfullhappy, gloomy, depressed7
PARENTHOODmother, father0
• Childlesscheldfree4
• involuntaryinfertile0
• Parentsmother, father7
• Parents with children at home13
• Parents in empty nest phase4
• Parents of handicapped children2
• Parents of students1
• Mothersmum63
• Working mothers13
• Fathersdad1
• Single parentslone parents, broken home4
• Abusing parents1
• Step-parents0
• Divorced parentsbroken home1
POSSESSIONSassets0
• Car-ownersautomobile1
• House ownersprivate property1
PRACTICESbehaviours0
• Caregiversnurse1
• Donorsbenefactor, giver0
• Charity donorsphilantropy0
• Organ donorstransplantation, gift of life2
PRISONERScriminal, inmate, jail2
PROSTITUTEShooker, sex worker, whore2
• prostitute clientswhore hopper1
RELIGIONbelief, conviction0
• CatholicsRoman Catholic4
• Protestants0
• Adventists0
RESIDENCEliving environment, place0
• Housing complex2
• Retirement communityold age residence1
• Ruralcountry21
• Urbantown, metropolitan101
• Metropolitanbig city25
• Poor or prosperous areaback ward1
• Sub-urban2
• Planned/unplanned community2
• Homelessdestitute4
SOCIAL STATUSclass, position, prestige0
• Upper classhigh1
• Middle classwhite collar10
• Lower classblue collar9
SPORTSAthletic0
• Sporters3
• Athletes1
• Spectatorsfans1
THERAPYtreatment, intervention0
• Earlier in therapy1
• Therapy clients3
• Psycho-therapy clientsin treatment for mental disorder5
• Users of coaching servicescaochee2
• Users of positive psychological interventionshappiness seekers, self-help users58
• Therapistscoaches, psychologists1
WELL-BEINGflourish, happiness0
• very happy or unhappyextreme score1
MISCELLANEOUS11