Subject matter
Trends of quality-of-life in nations.

1) Trend data on happiness in nations and derived indicators, such as happy life years and inequality of happiness.
2) Trend data on nation characteristics used for explaining change in happiness over time, such as income per head.


14 nations of which we know average happiness over a period of at least 20 years, involving 10 or more comparable datapoints.

1) Assessing trends of  happiness in nations.
2) Explaining change in happiness in nations over time.

Recent analyses using this dataset are presented in the Finding Reports  in the section on 'Distributional findings in Nations' of this World Database of Happiness

Cite as
Veenhoven, R (201?)
Trends in nations: data file to be used for trend analysis of happiness in nations
World Database of Happiness, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Last revision: 1-5-2012                 
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