World Happiness Index

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World Happiness Index


Created by Pierre le Roy, founder of GLOBECO, the world happiness index is calculated to measure world happiness per country since the year 2000. It focuses on collective, country-level happiness and aims to capture evolution and not the statistical situation of the country. [1]


The World Happiness Index is an alteration of the Human Development Index as it adopts the same statistical
aggregation method. It aims to measure the happiness of countries and it defines the following themes as preconditions for a happy country:

  • peace and security
  • freedom, democracy and human rights
  • living standards
  • research, education, information, communication and culture

For the calculation of the index, it considers 10 indicators under each of the above four themes.[2]

See also


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External links

Website of GLOBECO: