Our mission is to inform decision makers of the causes and effects of human happiness, make subjective well-being part of the public policy debate, and improve quality of life for citizens across the world. Learn more
IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE BY EXPLORING HUMAN HAPPINESS
THE HAPPY DANES
Denmark often ranks as the happiest country in the world. This report by the Happiness Research Institute explains the reasons behind the high level of happiness among the Danes. Download the report
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MEASURING WHAT MATTERS
The town of Dragør just outside Copenhagen, Denmark, have worked together with The Happiness Research Institute to have a closer look at the status and potential for happiness, satisfaction and quality of life.
Interested in measuring what matters in your city? Mail us
JOB SATISFACTION INDEX
WHAT DRIVES WELL-BEING AT WORK?
Why are some employees happier than others? This report gives insight in how much our managers, results and our sense of purpose matter for well-being at work. Our jobs can - and should - be a source of joy, if workplaces are designed right.
ADVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The Happiness Research Institute empower cities, communities and government to develop strategies to achieve greater subjective well-being for their citizens. Learn more
KEYNOTES, PANELS AND ROUNDTABLES
The Happiness Research Institute helps shape the agenda and qualify the debate. We would love to speak at your event too.
WHAT IS THE LINK BETWEEN WELL-BEING AND ENVIROMENTALISM?
The World Happiness Report noted that the tools of happiness research have the potential to recast the debate between economic growth and environmental protection, This report from The Happiness Research Institute explores the links between happiness and environmental sustainability. Download the report
WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT
Commissioned for the United Nations
Published by Earth Institute at Columbia University, the World Happiness Report reflects a worldwide demand for more attention to happiness and absence of misery as criteria for government policy. Download the latest report
"We will start measuring our progress as a country not just by how our economy is growing, but by how our lives are improving, not just by our standard of living, but by our quality of life."
5 TRENDS FOR 2015
WHERE IS HAPPINESS HEADING?
What are policy makers up to around the world when it comes to subjective well-being? The Happiness Research Institute maps five current trends.
HOW TO MEASURE WELL-BEING?
MASTERCLASS FOR FOUNDATIONS
How are foundations quantifying impact on quality of life? What factors influence subjective well-being?
And how do you put a value on non-market outcomes?
PUBLICATIONS, EXPOS AND ARTICLES
The Happiness Research Institute produce reports, books, expositions, articles and Op-Eds on subjective well-being, happiness and quality of life.
All our work is freely available.
CROWDFUNDING A REPORT ON...CROWDFUNDING
The Happiness Research Institute aims to produce a report that explores the link between happiness and altruism - financed exclusively through crowdfunding. Learn how you can help
”An increasing body of evicence has shown that subjective well-being can be measured in surveys, that such measures are reliable, and that they can inform policy making."
OECD, Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-being