One of the main reasons for this rise is an improvement in living conditions, with over half being happier as a result of more electricity. And the troop surge has also proved popular. Do these results surprise you?
This got us thinking. How do you define and measure happiness?
This blogger is making his way through a new book, the Happiness Project and keeping his own happiness diary. He’s only on chapter one but has discovered he’s not sure what makes him happy or how to measure it.
In 2007 The city of Jiangyin in Jiangsu Province launched a “happiness index-based government performance evaluation system” to move away with the governments excessive pursuit of GDP. The pilot model is being evaluated now.
This article feels that an obsession with with GDP as a measure of happiness is losing its grip against concerns for welfare.
Is life that simple? How do you reflect a country’s happiness level?