Happy life years (HLY) in nations

Variable Measurement Era SPSS code N Source
Years lived happy Life-expectancy at birth multiplied by average happiness on range 0-1 1980-83 yrhap4_80 20 life_80, hap4_80
1990-91 yrhap4_90 48 life_90, hap4_90
1990-95 yrhap4_93 45 life_93, hap4_93
1990-98 yrhap_90s 61 life_95, hap4_90s
Years lived satisfied Life-expectancy at birth multiplied by average life satisfaction on range 0-1 1980-83 yrls10_80 21 life_80,  ls10_80
1990-91 yrls10_90 42 life_90,  ls10_90
1990-95 yrls10_95 40 life_93,  la10_93
1990-98 yrls10_90s 55 life_95, ls10_90s
Years in good mood Life-expectancy at birth multiplied by average affect balance on range 0-1 1980-83 yrabs_80 20 life_80, abs_80
1990-91 yrabs_90 39 life_90, abs_90
Mixed measure Life-expectancy at birth multiplied by average life satisfaction on range 0-1 (combined measure of 10-step lifesatisfaction and  11-step best-worst life) 1990-1999 hly_90s 90 life_90s, lsbw_90s
1995-2005 hly_00s 91 life_00s, lsbw_00s

Also referred to as 'Happiness Adjusted LifeYears' (HALY) and 'Happy Life Expectancy' (HLE).


Related variables:
Optimism; see topic Beliefs
Related topics:
Life-expectancy
Happiness

States of Nations is an inventory of country characteristics. It is part of the World Database of Happiness


Keywords added: Cross-national, Happiness, Prosperity, Life-expectancy