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World Happiness Report 2012


The 2012 World Happiness Report, published by the Earth Institute and co-edited by the institute’s director, Jeffrey Sachs, reflects a new worldwide demand for more attention to happiness and absence of misery as criteria for government policy. It reviews the state of happiness in the world today and shows how the new science of happiness explains personal and national variations in happiness.


Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, John Helliwell, Richard Layard and Jeffrey D. Sachs

4 April 2012

The World Happiness Report is a publication of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network

World Happiness Report 2012

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This External publication is part of the centre's Community Wellbeing programme.

This publication comes under the following theme: Causes and effects of wellbeing