The Top 10 Happiest Countries and What Makes Them Happy

The Top 10 Happiest Countries and What Makes Them Happy

For the World Happiness Report, researchers ranked countries based on factors including healthy life expectancy, social support, GDP per capita, the happiness of a country’s children, social capital, the civil economy, the absence of corruption, and subjective well-being. When compared with findings from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Better Life Index , we find that the happiest countries are those that build stronger social ties, better-managed commons, and a strong sense of community. 1. Switzerland Photo: Kosala Bandara (CC-BY-20) Switzerland, this year’s happiest country, ranks above average in subjective well-being, jobs and earnings, income and wealth, health status, social connections, environmental quality, education and skills, and personal security. There’s also a strong sense of community in Switzerland, where 96 percent of pe...

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