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Ruut Veenhoven (born 1942) is a Dutch sociologist and a pioneer and world authority on the scientific study of happiness, in the sense of subjective enjoyment of life. His work on the social conditions for human happiness at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, has contributed to a renewed interest in happiness as an aim for public policy. He has shown that happiness can be used a reliable measure to assess progress in societies which was one of the sources of inspiration for the United Nations to adopt happiness measures as a holistic approach to development.
Veenhoven is the founding director of the World Database of Happiness and a founding editor of the Journal of Happiness Studies. He has been described as "the godfather of happiness studies",Weiner, Eric, The geography of bliss: one grump's search for the happiest places in the world, pp. 20–33, p. 20 quoted, 2008, Random House, , , google books and "a leading authority on worldwide levels of happiness from country to country",'Zuckerman, Phil, 'Society Without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Contentment, p. 7, 2008, NYU Press, , ISBB 978-0814797273, google books whose work "earned him international acclaim".Robert Biswas-Diener, Ben Dean, Positive Psychology Coaching: Putting the Science of Happiness to Work for Your Clients, (e-book, no page numbers, section "A Scientific History of Happiness", 2010, John Wiley & Sons, , , google books

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Helsinki, Finland : United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2004
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Rotterdam : Erasmus Universiteit, 1984
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