The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The World Happiness Report 2017 ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels.

Report editors:

John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard, and Jeffrey D. Sachs

Chapters and their authors:

  • Chapter 1: Overview
    Authors: John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard, Jeffrey D. Sachs
  • Chapter 2: Social Foundations of World Happiness
    John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang, Shun Wang
  • Chapter 3: Growth and Happiness in China, 1990-2015
    Richard A. Easterlin, Fei Wang and Shun Wang
  • Chapter 4: ‘Waiting for Happiness’ in Africa
    Valerie Møller, Benjamin Roberts, Habib Tiliouine and Jay Loschky
  • Chapter 5: The Key Determinants of Happiness and Misery
    Andrew Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward
  • Chapter 6: Happiness at Work
    Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and George Ward
  • Chapter 7: Restoring American Happiness
    Jeffrey D. Sachs
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