Illustrative inequality adjustments


Illustrates how HPI rank of each country would change if within-country inequality in life expectancy and well-being are taken into account.

Inquality Adjusted Well-being
Geometric mean of individual responses to the Ladder of Life question in the Gallup World Poll. Latest data for each country as at February 2012.

Inquality AdjustedLife Expectancy 2011 data taken from UNDP Human Development Report 2011.

Footprint 2008 data taken from Global Footprint Network for 142 countries. nef estimates for 9 countries (see report appendix for further details).

For further information about the inquality adjustments, data sources and calculation methodology, please see the Appendix of the report.

Please cite as follows: Abdallah S, Michaelson J, Shah S, Stoll L, Marks N (2012) The Happy Planet Index: 2012 Report. A global index of sustainable well-being (nef: London)

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