Published by The Earth Institute at Columbia University and co-edited by its director, the report was commissioned for a United Nations conference on happiness. by Apr 8
The first ever World Happiness Report has been made public and states that our best chance at a contented life is to pack up and move to Scandinavia. by Apr 8
In the form you’ll find the The Oxford Happiness Inventory developed by Michael Argyle (2001).
There are a number of psychometric tests measuring happiness. Some are as simple as asking are you happy. Others measure a number of other factors. I like this test best. For two reasons.
One, it’s reliability and validity. This is important from a scientific viewpoint to ensure the test is measuring what it says it is – and with some accuracy. Two, the way that it defines happiness as a stable and enduring trait, as opposed to a moment to moment sensation, which will vary depending on your current mood. by Mar 18
Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn't have to cost the earth). by Sep 5