The World Happiness Report, which was inspired by a UN resolution in 2011 to encourage countries to use happiness in future policy making, is out and reveals some interesting truths about the world's population, what is important to us, what isn't and what will make for a richer world. Show More Summary
The UN-sponsored World Happiness Report 2013 has just been released — a project that determined a country's level of happiness by using a number of social and economic indicators taken from 2010 to 2012. This map provides a quick overview of the results. Read more...
Happy Countries According to The World Happiness Report, Earthlings are a half a percent happier than we were a few years ago. And where on Earth are people the happiest? The top five countries are Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden. Show More Summary
Despite the economic crisis, it seems that people’s contentment is increasing. The United Nations’ 2013 World Happiness Report provides evidence that the past five years have seen a marked improvement in international well-being, a measure that is becoming increasingly significant to policymaking, or at least the organization would hope so. Show More Summary
Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and the Netherlands are the happiest countries in the world, according to the U.N.-sponsored “World Happiness Report” released Monday by Columbia University’s Earth Institute. The report infers happiness using a number of social and economic metrics, measured … Continue reading ?
The new results are in. The US, for all its riches, stands just 17th in the new world happiness rankings released today in the World Happiness Report 2013. Denmark tops the world tables. Indeed, there is something good going on in the northern latitudes. Show More Summary
The happiest people in the world apparently reside in northern Europe, according to a 156-nation survey published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Released Monday, the 2013 World Happiness Report ranks the happiest countries around the globe, with Denmark, Norway and Switzerland leading the pack. Show More Summary
Russia has become a relatively happier country, but it still ranks below its autocratic neighbor Belarus, according to a UN-sponsored study released by Columbia University on Monday.
The second World Happiness Report further strengthens the case that well-being is a critical component of economic and social development. The report describes how measurements of well-being can be used effectively to assess the progress of nations.
Northern Europe boasts the world’s happiest people while Egypt and nations suffering in the Eurozone crisis are markedly glee-free, according to a new study released Monday. The 2013 World Happiness Report surveyed 156 countries and determined that Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden are the world’s happiest nations. Show More Summary
As heads of state get ready for the United Nations General Assembly in two weeks, the second World Happiness Report further strengthens the case that well-being is a critical component of economic and social development. The report is...Show More Summary
March 20 was chosen by the United Nations, in June of 2012, not long after the first World Happiness Report was released, to be International Day of Happiness.
The first World Happiness Report shows us that, although economic growth can’t make us happy on its own, it does help a bit. Does economic growth make us happy? is a post from: OurWorld 2.0
Shocker! The world's happiest nations tend to be the most socialist. Who'd think that providing your citizens with health care and adequate housing would make them happy?
The UN has recently released their World Happiness Report 2012, with Nordic inhabitants coming out on top: Denmark, Finland and Norway took the top three spots.
Earlier this month, the Earth Institute at Columbia University issued the first United Nations' World Happiness Report. As the press release accompanying the report notes. The happiest countries in the world are all in Northern Europe (Denmark, Norway, Finland, Netherlands). Show More Summary
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The United Nation’s recently-released World Happiness Report (PDF) listed China as the 112th happiest country out of 156 countries. A number of China-based news websites re-posted the report, the first of which was Xinhua.net. The Ministry of Truth was not happy: publishing the report, or any references to it, is now banned in China. More: China Digital [...]
According to the United Nations' new "World Happiness Report," European socialism is the road to well-being, and it ought to be imposed on all mankind.
Unemployment can cause as much unhappiness as bereavement or separation, according to the World Happiness Report, published by Columbia University's Earth Institute and co-edited by Nobel laureate Jeffrey Sachs. The report found that...Show More Summary