List of “Happiest Countries in the World”-2018-Full list of UNO

List of “Happiest Countries in the World”-2018-Full list of UNO

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The ‘United Nations Organization’/ UNO has ranked the countries in the world under a list of “The World’s Happiest Countries-2018 ” , based on the following ‘Variables’ /Data:

  1. Long GDP per capita: ‘GDP per capita’ is in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) adjusted to constant 2011- international dollars, taken from  the World Development Indicators  (WDI) released by the World Bank in September 2017.

 

As the GDP data for 2017 are not yet available, the UNO has extended the GDP  time series from 2016 to 2017 using country-specific forecasts of real GDP growth from the OECD Economic  Outlook  and the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects,  after adjustment for population growth.

 

The equation has used the natural log of GDP per capita, as  this form fits the data significantly better than GDP per capita.

 

  1. Social support:  Social support is the national average of the binary responses (either 0 or 1) to the Gallup World Poll (GWP) question “If you were in trouble, do you have relatives or friends you can count on to help you whenever you  need them, or not?”

 

  1. Healthy life expectancy at birth:  The time series of healthy life expectancy at birth are constructed based on data from the ‘World Health Organization’ (WHO) and WDI. WHO publishes the data on healthy life expectancy for the year 2012.

 

The time series of life expectancies, with no adjustment for health, are available in WDI.

 

The UNO has adopted  the following strategy to construct the  time series of healthy life expectancy  at birth: first the UNO  generated the ratios  of healthy life expectancy to life expectancy in 2012 for countries  with both data.

 

The UNO then has applied the  country-specific ratios to other years  to generate the healthy life expectancy  data.

  1. Freedom to make choices:  Freedom to make life choices is the national average of binary responses to the GWP question “Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with your freedom to choose what you do with your life?”

 

  1. Generosity:  Generosity is the residual of regressing the national average of GWP responses to the question “Have you donated money to a charity in the past month?”

 

  1. Perceptions of corruption:  Perceptions of corruption are the average of binary answers to two GWP questions: “Is corruption widespread throughout the government or not?” and “Is corruption widespread within businesses or not?”

Where data for government corruption  are missing, the perception of business  corruption has been used as the overall  corruption-perception measure.

  1. Posititive Affect:  Positive affect is defined as the average of previous-day affect measures for happiness, laughter, and enjoyment for GWP waves 3-7 (years 2008 to 2012, and some in 2013).

 

Positive Affect  is defined as the  average of laughter and enjoyment for  other waves where the happiness question was not asked.

 

  1. Negative Affect:  Negative affect is defined as the average of previous-day affect measures for worry, sadness, and anger for all waves.

 

The following is the Full List of Countries under the ‘Ranking of Happiness during the period 2015–2017’ : 

  1. Finland
  2. Norway
  3. Denmark
  4. Iceland
  5. Switzerland
  6. Netherlands
  7. Canada
  8. New Zealand
  9. Sweden
  10. Australiasrael
  1. Austria
  2. Costa Rica
  3. Ireland
  4. Germany
  5. Belgium
  6. Luxembourg
  7. United States
  8. United Kingdom
  9. United Arab Emirates
  1. Czech Republic
  2. Malta
  3. France
  4. Mexico
  5. Chile
  6. Taiwan Province of China
  7. Panama
  8. Brazil
  9. Argentina
  10. Guatemala
  1. Uruguay
  2. Qatar
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Singapore
  5. Malaysia
  6. Spain
  7. Colombia
  8. Trinidad & Tobago
  9. Slovakia
  10. El Salvador
  1. Nicaragua
  2. Poland
  3. Bahrain
  4. Uzbekistan
  5. Kuwait
  6. Thailand
  7. Italy
  8. Ecuador
  9. Belize
  10. Lithuania
  1. Slovenia
  2. Romania
  3. Latvia
  4. Japan
  5. Mauritius
  6. Jamaica
  7. South Korea
  8. Northern Cyprus
  9. Russia
  10. Kazakhstan
  1. Cyprus
  2. Bolivia
  3. Estonia
  4. Paraguay
  5. Peru
  6. Kosovo
  7. Moldova
  8. Turkmenistan
  9. Hungary
  10. Libya
  1. Philippines
  2. Honduras
  3. Belarus
  4. Turkey
  5. Pakistan
  6. Hong Kong SAR, China
  7. Portugal
  8. Serbia
  9. Greece
  10. Tajikistan
  1. Montenegro
  2. Croatia
  3. Dominican Republic
  4. Algeria
  5. Morocco
  6. China
  7. Azerbaijan
  8. Lebanon
  9. Macedonia
  10. Jordan
  1. Nigeria
  2. Kyrgyzstan
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. Mongolia
  5. Vietnam
  6. Indonesia
  7. Bhutan
  8. Somalia
  9. Cameroon
  10. Bulgaria
  1. Nepal
  2. Venezuela
  3. Gabon
  4. Palestinian Territories
  5. South Africa
  6. Iran
  7. Ivory Coast
  8. Ghana
  9. Senegal
  10. Laos
  1. Tunisia
  2. Albania
  3. Sierra Leone
  4. Congo (Bazzaville)
  5. Bangladesh
  6. Sri Lanka
  7. Iraq
  8. Mali
  9. Namibia
  10. Cambodia
  1. Burkina Faso
  2. Egypt
  3. Mozambique
  4. Kenya
  5. Zambia
  6. Mauritania
  7. Ethiopia
  8. Georgia
  9. Armenia
  10. Myanmar
  1. Chad
  2. Congo (Kinshasa)
  3. India
  4. Niger
  5. Uganda
  6. Benin
  7. Sudan
  8. Ukraine
  9. Togo
  10. Guinea
  1. Lesotho
  2. Angola
  3. Madagascar
  4. Zimbabwe
  5. Afghanistan
  6. Botswana
  7. Malawi
  8. Haiti
  9. Liberia
  10. Syria
  1. Rwanda
  2. Yemen
  3. Tanzania
  4. South Sudan
  5. Central African Republic
  6. Burundi

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