Happiness Index

India: Unhappily Yours

Madhavankutty Pillai

Why India finds itself scraping the bottom of the UN’s Happiness Index

Happiness as a National Goal

Bhutan may have voted out a government that put the pursuit of ‘gross national happiness’ on top of its agenda, but the concept still has special relevance in this country

The Statistical Pursuit of Happiness

Amartya Sen and others have convinced France that measuring the joy of a nation is as important as calculating its GDP. But why does this make you smirk?


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