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  • 1. H a p p y Who are happy in this world? Why? Is a richer country happier…or not?     Among countries, is there a correlation between development and happiness rates? Presentation by: Moonie Sohn
  • 2.
    • Some say that happiness is the subjective appreciation of life. If it is subjective, then how is it measured?
  • 3. Measures of happiness
    • Facebook status updates
    • 2. Gross National Happiness(GNH) – University of Leicester
    • 3. Question and Answer – World Database of Happiness
  • 4.
    • Research
    •  
    • They’ve taken different approaches to figuring this all out.
    • What various research tells us what?
  • 5. Facebook Global Happiness Index
  • 6.  
  • 7. World Database of Happiness
    • Top 20 Happiest Countries
  • 8.
    • Top 20 Unhappiest Countries
  • 9. World Map of Happiness created by the World Database of Happiness Research Team:
  • 10. World Map of Happiness - University of Leicester’s Adrian White
    • analysed data published by
      • UNESCO,
      • the CIA,
      • the New Economics Foundation,
      • the WHO
  • 11.  
  • 12.
    • Analysis
    •  
    • First of all, are these sources reliable?
    • What do these sources tell us, and how are they telling us different things?
    • The Ultimate Question:
    • So, by comparing these happiness rankings and their GDPs, is there a correlaton?
  • 13. Reliability
    • 1. Facebook Global Happiness Index – Measuring GNH by the number of entries of positive and negative words. MEDIUM
    • 2. World Database of Hapiness – It’s a stable research foundation being worked on by a group of scientists, funding. Survey quantity? MEDIUM
    • 3. World Map of Happiness – uses data from well-known, trusted organizations. HIGH
  • 14. Results Analysis “Can GNH have a high correlation with GDP?”
    • Facebook Global Happiness Index - Countries of Highest GNH GDP rank in the world
  • 15. World Database of Happiness
  • 16. World Map of Happiness (Adrian White, University of Leicester)
  • 17.
    • "There is increasing political interest in using measures of happiness as a national indicator in conjunction with measures of wealth. A recent BBC survey found that 81% of the population think the Government should focus on making us happier rather than wealthier.”
    • – Adrian White, University of Leicester
  • 18. Conclusion
    • There is a correlation between happiness and economic development,
    • but there are exceptions that show that average LEDCs can be very happy too.
    • Burundi, Tanzania, Togo
    • Denmark, United States, Austria, Canada, Iceland, Switzerland
    • India, Costa Rica
  • 19. Sources
    •  
    • “ Country Comparison:: GDP – Per Capita.” Central Intelligence Agency, 2009. Web. 2 Jun 2010
    • The Facebook Data Team
    • Veethoven, Ruut. World Database of Happiness. Research. Erasmus University Rotterdam
    • White, Adrian. "A Global Projection of Subjective Well-being: The First Published Map of World Happiness." Map. University of Leicester, 2007. Web. 19 May 2010.

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