Do not exclude wealth from the happiness equation
Latin countries have a working day with a siesta for lunches ... Economists want to measure this. Happiness is of course subjective, and hard to measure. But pollsters have asked questions about it for decades now, while economists interpret the data.
The happiest place on earth
Some of the wealthiest countries (such as Qatar) are not happy places, whereas places like Bhutan and much of Latin America report high levels of happiness despite their humble conditions. 3. Culture, and cultural identity, add as surprising level of ...
Does Latin America hold the key to happiness?
Another world leader has found happiness. David Cameron, the British prime minister, appears sincere in his desire, first mooted in 2006, to put happiness at the heart of policy making. This is welcome news. If he pushes through with it, and fights the ...
A New Measure of Well-Being From a Happy Little Kingdom
But the small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has been trying out a different ... a political scientist at the University of Michigan, found that Latin American countries, for example, registered far more subjective happiness than their economic status would ...
Why Latin Americans top the happiness rankings
This month an index of global happiness was released, and the results showed that many countries in Latin America were the world’s happiest. Panama, Paraguay, El Salvador, Venezuela, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Costa Rica were all at the top of the survey.