International Journal of Happiness and Development
- Editor in Chief
- Dr. Parviz Dabir-Alai
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
- Clarivate Analytics 2022 JCI 0.24
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, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, 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
- 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
- McGillivray, Mark, Deakin University, Australia
- Pradhan, Rudra P., Indian Institute of Technology, India
- Pugno, Maurizio, University of Cassino, Italy
- Radcliff, Benjamin, University of Notre Dame , USA
- 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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- Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
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The greatest gift that we possess?
20 July, 2022
Adalgiso Amendola, Roberto Dell'Anno, and Lavinia Parisi of the University of Salerno in Fisciano, Italy, have used a "residual-based" approach to distinguish between the direct and indirect effects of various factors on happiness, all mediated by social, economic, and family dynamics. Their findings suggest that such unobservable factors only account for about 25 percent of a person's happiness as extracted from data in the European Quality of Life Survey. Up to 75 percent seems to be due to genetic and/or personality traits. Details are provided in the International Journal of Happiness and Development [...]More details...
Securing a demographic in a pandemic
22 August, 2022
Very few people have been completely unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the developing world, where a burgeoning middle-class was hauling itself out of the poverty trap of its ancestors, we might expect the detrimental effects of the pandemic to have been felt more harshly than for the well-off in the developed world. Writing in the International Journal of Happiness and Development, A.F.M. Jalal Ahamed of the School of Business at the University of Skövde in Sweden has considered the financial anxieties and subjective well-being of the middle-class of Bangladesh. In this part of the world, as with many developing areas, the middle class commonly falls out of focus during times of crisis [...]More details...