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

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