World Happiness Report names Finland the happiest country and shows us how to move forward after the coronavirus outbreak, say experts
The coronavirus crisis is giving the planet opportunities for positive change that it cannot afford to waste, are in accordance with experts involved in the eighth annual World Happiness Report, out today.
The report, which ranks countries according to happiness, will throw up crucial clues to wellbeing that will help in the weeks and months of the coronavirus crisis to come, says Prof Richard Layard, co-director of the Wellbeing programme at the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance.
Finland remains at number one for the third year operating, while the UK has edged up the table, rising from 15 th place to 13 th. The report- compiled by a group of independent experts and produced by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network- utilizes six variables to measure the quality of life in more than 150 countries in all regions of the world: GDP per capita; social supporting; healthy life expectancy; freedom; generosity and absence of corruption.