May 17, 2022

World Happiness Report 2016 Update Released, Data and Rankings For 156 Nations

The report is published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a UN Initiative.

From the Report’s Web Site:

HR-V1_web_cover-218x300The first report was published in 2012, the second in 2013, and the third in 2015.

The World Happiness Report 2016 Update, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, was released today in Rome in advance of UN World Happiness Day, March 20th. 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.

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