World Happiness Report:

From the website:
The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The first report was published in 2012, the second in 2013, and the third on April 23, 2015. Leading experts across fields—economics, psychology, survey analysis, national statistics, health, public policy and more—describe how measurements of well-being can be used effectively to assess the progress of nations. The reports review the state of happiness in the world today and show how the new science of happiness explains personal and national variations in happiness. They reflect a new worldwide demand for more attention to happiness as a criteria [sic] for government policy.

OECD Better Life Index:

From the website:
There’s been a lot of debate lately on measuring the well-being of societies—is wealth all that matters, or should we be looking at other things, like the balance between work and the rest of our lives? The Index aims to involve citizens in this debate, and to empower them to become more informed and engaged in the policy-making process that shapes all our lives.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Entry on “Happiness”:

PBS, This Emotional Life: What is Happiness?:

From the website:
Happiness is thought of as the good life, freedom from suffering, flourishing, well-being, joy, prosperity, and pleasure. Its pursuit is enshrined as a fundamental right in the United States and occupies most of us. But what do we really know about happiness? Can we study it? Are we born with it? Can we make ourselves happier? Who’s happy and who’s not, and why? What makes us happy? Researchers are learning more and more about the answers to these questions.

World Happiness Database:

From the website:
The World Database of Happiness is an archive of research findings on subjective enjoyment of life. It brings together findings that are scattered throughout many studies and provides a basis for synthetic work.

Happy Planet Index:

From the website:
The HPI measures what matters: the extent to which countries deliver long, happy, sustainable lives for the people that live in them. The Index uses global data on life expectancy, experienced well-being and Ecological Footprint to calculate this. The index is an efficiency measure[;] it ranks countries on how many long and happy lives they produce per unit of environmental input.