MEqin data



The MEqIn data is available upon request for researchers and students. Download the request form here, and send it to meqindata(at)

You will then get a mail with information on how to access the data, or a motivation of a negative decision. Notice that we will only send mails to your professional or student e-mail address.

Data can only be used for research purposes.

When publishing results based on the data you should add the following credentials:

This paper/book/report makes use of the MEqIn dataset, collected by a team of researchers from Université catholique de Louvain, KU Leuven, Université libre de Bruxelles, and University of Antwerp. The collection of the MEqIn data was enabled by the financial support of the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) through grant BR/121/A5/MEQIN (BRAIN MEqIn).

Data documentation

In this document you can find documentation on the content and structure of the MEqIn dataset.

A fully documented list of the variables can be found in our codebook.

For privacy reasons, some of the variables are not available in the public release of the data. You can find a list of those variables here.

Details about the analysis of the MEqIn data for the book

"Wat heet dan gelukkig zijn? Geluk, welvaart en welzijn van de Belgen."

"En faut-il peu pour être heureux? Conditions de vie, bonheur et bien-être en Belgique"

Sample selections

Find here more details about the subsamples of the MEqIn data that have been used in each chapter of the book.