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Nobody’s Property

How do you quantify happiness in a diverse nation like ours? Growth levels, value-based structural changes, what can affect it?

Nobody’s Property
Jitender Gupta
Nobody’s Property
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Life is Elsewhere?

  • Bhutan’s GNH: Based on the Buddhist doctrine of harmony with environment and fellow beings besides material comfort
  • UNDP Human Development Report: Ranks nations on quality of life—adjusted real income, life expectancy, education etc
  • World Values Survey: Started in 1995, it explores impact of social and political changes on people’s values, beliefs, freedom of choice
  • World Happiness Survey: LSE-led survey based on spending power and qualify of life found that money can’t buy happiness
  • World Map of Happiness: Survey of people’s satisfaction with life based on social network, career, political and economic system

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Are you happy? A simple yet loaded question thrown back at this reporter, out on an expedition to tackle an age-old problem economists are still seeking an...

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