A New Wellbeing Rankings Study
David G. Blanchflower of Dartmouth and Alex Bryson of University College in London have just published a paper at NBER 30759 “Wellbeing Rankings,” which provides some provocative ideas and data on various possible measures of well-being in societies. This reflects dissatisfaction with the tendency to use a single measure, “life satisfaction” on finds in the happiness literature, with ranks of nations widely publicized based on these. Traditionally Nordic nations such as Finland and Denmark come out on top of these.
This study argues one should consider not just a positive measure, but consider negatives that detract from well being as well. So, drawing Gallup and some other organizations that actually daily trackRead More »