World Happiness Index 2017 – An interactive activity |

The latest version of the World Happiness Index has been released, showing the ‘happiness’ levels in countries around the world.  The key point about this index for students of economics is that the Index offers an alternative way of measuring the impact of government activity beyond the seemingly simplistic method of just looking at GDP per head or growth in GDP.  The interesting aspect of the report this year is how a whole chapter on the world’s wealthiest country (the USA) features so lowly on this index (well, in comparison to other less wealthy nations).  Students may like to refer to…

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