Supporting Partnership

Support better understanding of happiness in your field

In spite of its size the World Database of Happiness does not yet cover all the available research findings on happiness; to date (2017) some 10.000 findings are waiting to be entered. EHERO lacks the resources to keep the database up-to-date. For this reason, EHERO seeks the support from parties interested in complete information about happiness in their field. You can sponsor updating the database in your field and subsequent review of what we know and do not yet know.

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Brochure supporting Partnership WdOH in English for download

Sponsor arrangements

  • Sponsors commit for periods of 3 years.
  • Sponsors pay for a set of deliverables, typically updating the World Database of Happiness on a particular topic, followed by writing a scientific review paper. The aim is to provide a complete overview of what we currently know on this subject and what we do not yet know.
  • Sponsors are mentioned on the website of the World database of Happiness, both in the general list of sponsors and in the sponsored sections of the database. They are also mentioned in derived publications, such as review articles.
  • Sponsors choose the topic they want to support research for synthesis and can give advice in matters of analysis. EHERO decides in the end on presentation of the findings in the database and in the review article. In the case of disagreement sponsors are free to present their views to the academic forum independently.
  • Costs depend on the size of the research literature to be covered. Yearly costs are:
    • Large topics, of more than a hundred findings:               €  22.500
    • Medium size topics: 50 to 100 findings:                           €  15.000
    • Small topics: less than 50 findings                                    €    7.500

It is also possible to sponsor the database as a whole for €    7.500 a year.

Illustrative topics for sponsoring are:

  • Happiness in places:
    • Where live people happiest? Where are differences in happiness smallest? Do determinants and consequences of happiness differ across places?
      • Countries: e.g. How happy are people in Germany?
      • Regions: e.g. How happy are people in former East-Germany?
      • Cities: e.g. How happy are people in Berlin?
    • Happiness of particular people. How happy are these people? What determines their happiness? Do they differ from the general population in their country?
      • Children
      • Elderly
      • Pensioners
      • Medical patients
      • Self employed
      • Part-time workers
      • Minorities
      • ….
  • Consumption: e.g. Do happy people spend more on durables?
  • Life style and happiness: What do happy people do? Which behaviours differ from those of less happy people? What kinds of people profit most from particular life styles?
    • Consumption and happiness
      • Saving; e.g. Are frugal people happier?
      • Spending: e.g. Do happy people spend more on durables or on experiences?
      • Culture participation: e.g. Do happy people visit theatres more often?
      • Home ownership: e.g. Are owners happier than renters?
      • ……
    • Social relations and happiness
      • Family, e.g. Are parents happier than non-parents?
      • Social media: e.g. Do online contact bring as much happiness as face-t-face contacts do?
      • …….
    • Health behaviour
      • Medical consumption: e.g. Long-term effect on happiness of the use of tranquilizers
      • Sporting: e.g. Does sporting add to happiness?
      • Therapies, training: e.g. What is the long-term effect on happiness of psychological interventions?
    • Work and happiness:
      • Occupation: e.g. What kind of people are happiest in what occupations?
      • Work conditions: e.g. For what kind of people does autonomy at work add to their happiness? For what kind of people not?
      • …..
    • ...?
  • Effects of happiness: What are the consequences of enjoying life or not on ..
    • Health: e.g. Does happiness heal?
    • Productivity: e.g. Are happy workers more productive?
    • Relationship: e.g. Do happy people maintain friendships easier
    • Social participation: e.g. Do happy people involve more in voluntary work

Examples of reviews of happiness research on a particular topic:

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