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Generosity in the World Happiness Score [closed]

One factor in the World Happiness Score is generosity. I have trouble to understand, what this actually means and how it enters into the score. These are my specific questions: Does "generosity" ...
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Happiness Index

I found that Buthan created the Gross National Happiness Index in order to evalue the happiness of their citizens and compare that with other countries. I pressume the intention of that was to do some ...
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Where can I get world-wide statistics about discretionary income and similar indicators?

I'm looking for recent data on discretionary incomes and their distributions in different countries and don't know where to find it. I've only found some older article by the New York Times, but am ...
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How do international rankings influence national policy?

Please note: This question probably has one answer per country, nonetheless I believe it interesting as a comparative question. Jakobi and Lamping argue in Journal of political science (in German) ...
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Is there a link between political system and any of the various quality of life indicators, including environmental impacts?

This question asks about the correlation between political system and economic growth. A similar but distinctly different question: is there any correlation between political system and one of the ...
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Why is economic growth considered so essential, even in rich countries?

Whenever economic growth as a percentage of BNP drops close to zero, economists speak of a recession or even a crisis. In political debate, the focus is quite often on economic growth; in most ...