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

Date of overview: 2022-08-12.
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 stage6
• Youthchildren. juveniles, minors, kids, youngster0
• Infantsbabies20
• Toddlers1
• Basic school childrenelementary school pupils, elementary school93
• Teens, adolescentsteenagers, puberty352
• Twensaround age 2031
• Young adults20-30 aged57
• Adults265
• Childbearing agedfertile,0
• Working agelabor force, age 18-65292
• Middle aged40-60 aged42
• In menopause3
• Elderly65+ aged, retired, old age233
• Very oldcentennial12
• Generationage group, cohort8
• Various age groups32
CHILDREN other than age groupdescendants, offspring2
• Children living with single parentbroken home1
• Gifted childrengenius, high IQ0
• Handicapped childrenspecial need, invalid2
• Children of divorcebroken home2
CONVINCTIONSvalues, beliefs0
• Religiouschurch, faith, God, spiritual3
• Feministemancipation2
COMMUNAL LIVINGcommune, group home0
• Living in Kibbutzcollective farm, Israel3
• Communal housingcollective2
• Company town1
DEVIANTSabnormal, non-mainstream, uncommon3
ETHNIC GROUPminority, social group, race1
• Ethnic groups in USArace2
• Whites in USACaucasian, European Americans31
• Blacks in USAcolored, African Americans8
• Ethnic groups in other nationsminority11
• Non-modern culturesdeveloping, non-western, primitive2
EDUCATIONschooling0
• Highschool pupilslearner, student88
• Studentsundergraduate, graduate, university361
• Traineesapprentice, novice4
• Alumnigraduate, former student5
• School-leaversgraduate3
• Well educatedcultured, learned, knowledgeable7
EMPLOYMENTin labor force, job, work0
• Not Employedjobless, unemployed, unwaged1
• Unemployedjobless, unwaged26
• Housewiveshome maker16
• Retiredpensioner43
• Employedjob, work86
• 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
• Living with familyliving with parents2
• Housewiveshome maker1
• Twinsidentical, fraternal, monozygotic7
• Divorcedbroken marriage, separated1
GENDERsex0
• Maleboys, men57
• Femalegirls, women96
• Intersexhermaphrodite, sex development disorder1
• Transgenderqueer, transsexual, cisgender26
GENERAL PUBLIC, see also distributional findings in nationcitizenry, populace, population, residents0
HEALTHill, fit, morbidity2
• Mental Patientsdisorder, disturbed, mad47
• Medical Patientsdisease, ill104
• Sex reassignmenttransgender5
• Handicappeddisabled, invalid21
• Drug useaddition, dependency, substance use1
• Tranquillizer userssedative1
• OverweightBMI, fat3
• Died laterdeath, mortality1
INCOMEearning, pay, salary, wage1
• Richaffluent, wealthy, well to do1
• Poordeprived, needy13
• Welfare Recipientsdole, on social security5
• 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
• Veteransmilitary, soldier, war6
LIFE-STYLEway of life0
• Back-to-the-land mini-farmers5
• Internet usersonline, virtual, web11
• Lottery players/winnerspool10
• Meditatorsmindfulness2
• Touristsholiday, travel5
LIFE-STRESSdemanding events0
• Earlier life stressscarring2
• Recent lossbereaved3
• Recent divorceseparated4
• Recent unemployment8
• Accident victimsdisaster, mishap5
• Recent change in institutional setting3
• People in transitionlife phase24
• Recent hospitalizationmedical treatment8
LOVE-LIFEaffection, sex0
• Dating couplescourt, relationship2
MARITAL STATUSmatrimony, wedded0
• Non-Marriedsingle12
• Marriedwedded44
• Divorcedseparated9
• Widowedbereaved, loss, widow3
• Remarried1
• Singles1
MIGRATIONemigrant, expat, immigrant, wanderer1
• Ex-migrant workers2
• 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
MINORITY STATUSthe few, outnumbered0
• Ethic minoritynative, stem, sub-culture0
• Sexual minoritysexual behavior, transgender, non-binary, intersex individuals0
• Homo-sexualsgay, lesbian0
OCCUPATIONjob, profession, work2
• Academicsscholar, professor, researcher15
• Administrativeclerk3
• Artistsactor, musician, painter, singer, writer2
• Clergychurch, pastor4
• Commercialbusiness0
• Farmersagriculture9
• Fisherssailors1
• Industry10
• Laborers, blue collarworker5
• Managersboss9
• Militarysoldier9
• Miners1
• Nurseshealth care professional3
• Physicianshealth care professional8
• Psychologist0
• Service5
• Social Workerscoaches2
• Public civil services1
• Studentspupil30
• Teachersschool, professor9
• Telephone operators1
• Top sporterathlete, professional sporter0
• Truck driverstransport worker1
PERSONALITYcharacter0
• Pessimisticoptimist2
• Ambitious0
• Cheerfulhappy, gloomy, depressed7
PARENTHOODmother, father0
• Childlesschildfree4
• involuntaryinfertile0
• Parentsmother, father9
• Parents with children at home14
• Parents in empty nest phase4
• Parents of handicapped children2
• Parents of students1
• Mothersmum63
• Working mothers14
• Fathersdad1
• Single parentslone parents, broken home5
• Abusing parents1
• Step-parents0
• Divorced parentsbroken home1
POSSESSIONSassets0
• Car-ownersautomobile1
• House ownersprivate property1
PRACTICESbehaviors0
• Caregiversnurse1
• Donorsbenefactor, giver0
• Charity donorsphilanthropy1
• Organ donorstransplantation, gift of life2
• Drug usersdope, narcotic0
PRISONERScriminal, inmate, jail2
RELIGIONbelief, conviction0
• CatholicsRoman Catholic4
• Protestants0
• Adventists0
RESIDENCEliving environment, place1
• Housing complex2
• Retirement communityold age residence1
• Ruralcountry21
• Urbantown, metropolitan111
• Metropolitanbig city29
• Poor or prosperous areaback ward1
• Sub-urban2
• Planned/unplanned community2
• Homelessdestitute4
SEXUAL BEHAVOIRcarnal, erotic, love0
• Prostituteshooker, sex worker, whore2
• prostitute clientswhore hopper1
• Sexual preference0
• Asexuals0
• Bisexualsinter-sexual2
• Homosexualsgay, lesbian,6
X0
SOCIAL STATUSclass, position, prestige0
• Upper classhigh1
• Middle classwhite collar10
• Lower classblue collar9
SOCIAL PROGRAM USERSbenefactors, social policy13
SPORTSAthletic0
• Sporters3
• Athletes1
• Spectatorsfans1
THERAPYtreatment, intervention0
• Earlier in therapy1
• Therapy clients3
• Psycho-therapy clientsin treatment for mental disorder5
• Users of coaching servicescoachee2
• Users of positive psychological interventionshappiness seekers, self-help users59
• Users of physical activation programstraining, work-out0
• Therapistscoaches, psychologists1
WELL-BEINGflourish, happiness0
• very happy or unhappyextreme score1
WORKprofession, occupation1
• Occupational sectorbranch, trade0
• Public sector employeesgovernment, civil service1
• Private sector employeesmarket1