International Journal of Happiness and Development
- Editor in Chief
- Dr. Parviz Dabir-Alai
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
- Impact factor (Clarivate Analytics) 2023 0.6 (5 Year Impact Factor 0.6)
IJHD is an interdisciplinary journal that seeks to broaden our understanding of 'happiness' and how it may relate to development from economic, political, psychological, and/or sociological perspectives. The journal entertains all definitions of happiness, including 'subjective well-being' or 'life satisfaction' – commonly used terms in economics. It welcomes rigorous and scientific papers that provide theoretical or empirical investigations which improve our understanding of how happiness is generated and how it may relate to development – interpreted at both micro and macro levels.
Topics covered include
- Determinants or consequences of happiness
- Country or societal development
- Development economics
- Economic and other forms of development
- Individual or cross-country studies
- Human development
- Living standards and quality of life
- Education and health
- Technology, communications and infrastructure
- Trade and environment
- Foreign aid other international flows
- Inequality in development or happiness
- International relations, happiness and development
- Peace, conflict resolution, development and happiness
- Additional topics, such as those at http://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/
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The objective of IJHD is to encourage applied and pragmatic critical analysis of issues relating to happiness and development. The journal seeks to establish an effective channel of communication between researchers, policy makers, practitioners and readers interested in individual or societal happiness. IJHD contributes to policy debate or controversies which reflect a range of views on the causes of increased happiness and the consequences of individual or country levels of happiness.
IJHD engages a broad and international audience. Its content is essential reading for academics, researchers, public servants, advocates, journalists and policy makers.
IJHD publishes original papers, review papers, case studies and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in happiness, well-being and development are occasionally published.
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- Arvin, Mak B., Trent University, Canada
Editor in Chief
- Dabir-Alai, Parviz, Richmond University, UK
- Graham, Carol, Brookings Institution and University of Maryland, USA
Book Review Editor
- Wu, Fengyu, East China Normal University, China
Editorial Board Members
- Arnott, Richard, University of California – Riverside , USA
- Baltatescu, Sergiu, University of Oradea, Romania
- Brinia, Vasiliki, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
- Clark, Andrew, Ecole Normale Supérieure , France
- Coccia, Mario, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
- Cuesta-Valiño, Pedro, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
- De, Suvayan, University of Charleston, USA
- Dunn, Elizabeth, University of British Columbia , Canada
- Easterlin, Richard, University of Southern California , USA
- Eisenbardt, Monika, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
- Gaston-Breton, Charlotte, ESCP Business School, Spain
- Guisan, Carmen, University of Santiago de Compostela , Spain
- Justinek, Gorazd, New University, Slovenia
- Kaliterna Lipovčan, Ljiljana, Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences, Croatia
- Kittiprapas, Sauwalak, International Research Associates for Happy Societies (IRAH) and Rangsit University, Thailand
- Lahiri, Sajal, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
- Lew, Byron, Trent University, Canada
- Macleod, Andrew, Royal Holloway, University of London , UK
- Pradhan, Rudra P., Indian Institute of Technology, India
- Pugno, Maurizio, University of Cassino, Italy
- Radcliff, Benjamin, University of Notre Dame , USA
- Ravina-Ripoll, Rafael, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
- Spangenberg, Sabine, Richmond University, UK
- Thin, Neil, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Tonon, Graciela, Universidad de Palermo and Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
- Veenhoven, Ruut, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Voyer, Benjamin, ESCP Business School, UK
- Zarin, Milad, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
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Mix and match for migrant integration
10 January, 2023
The concept of socio-cultural integration refers to the processes through which individuals from different cultural backgrounds come to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance within a new society having migrated from their homeland to somewhere new. Such integration might involve learning the language and customs of that new society, participating in social and community activities, and developing relationships with the members of that society. There is perhaps a suggestion that individuals who become more integrated tend to have better mental health, higher levels of social support, and a greater sense of belonging and purpose in their new community. Research in the International Journal of Happiness and Development has investigated whether or not this is true in the European context with regard to new migrants and the natives [...]More details...