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
Interested in having a country report done? Mail us
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
HAPPINESS EQUALITY INDEX
HOW IS WELL-BEING DISTRIBUTED?
With this index – the first of its kind - we would like to introduce the concept of well-being equality.
We hope to improve the debate about equality and increase our understanding of the consequences of inequality in society.
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 us
KEYNOTES, PANELS AND ROUNDTABLES
We would love to speak at your event. However, we also need to allow time for our research and projects.
In the spring of 2015, the Happiness Research Institute will publish a new report, which explains how different factors drive satisfaction at work - and how these factors influence happiness level. Sign up for our newsletter and receive the free 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