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The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The World Happiness Report 2016 ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels.

Report editors:

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

Chapters and their authors:

  • Chapter 1: Setting the stage
    Authors: John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard, Jeffrey D. Sachs
  • Chapter 2: The Distribution of World Happiness
    John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang, Shun Wang
  • Chapter 3: Promoting Happiness Ethics: The Greatest Happiness Principle
    Richard Layard
  • Chapter 4: Happiness and Sustainable Development: Concepts and Evidence
    Jeffrey Sachs

Editor's note:

This report was released in two volumes. This publication, Volume 1 (update), contains the first three chapters. Volume 2 (special Rome edition) is a companion volume containing five research papers for presentation at the 2016 launch conference in Rome.

Related Information

World happiness report 2016 - special Rome edition (Volume 2)

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