3 May 2012

Bhutan supports Gross National Happiness (GNH)

Last month there was a UN conference about happiness hosted by Bhutan, the country that supports the idea that the Gross National Happiness (GNH) is a more important measurement for the quality of life than the Gross National Product (GNP). A list of the happiest countries in the world was presented here (created by the 3 economists John Helliwell, Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs, and based on several recent research reports). The top 5 exists of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Holland and Canada. Least happy country is Togo.
Read the whole World Happiness Report at http://issuu.com/earthinstitute/docs/world-happiness-report.

Who are the happiest kids of the Western world?

The recent World Health Organisation (WHO) study called 'Health Behaviour in School-aged Children' shows that Dutch children are the happiest in the Western world (39 countries: Europe, Canada and the US). Other happy kids are living in Armenia, Finland and Iceland. Children in Turkey, Poland, Ukraine and Romania feel least happy. Read more here: http://www.hbsc.org/news/index.aspx?ni=1064.


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