Want to be happy? Head for Vanuatu

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (2006) Want to be happy? Head for Vanuatu. New Sunday Times.

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GIVEN the prospect of endless violence worldwide, it is interesting to understand the true meaning of "happiness" to the world. Until lately, there was no way of telling. Now it is possible by using the Happy Planet Index (HPI). This is an innovative attempt to measure a country's level of happiness compared to the rest of the world. Drawn up by the National Economics Foundation (NEF), a British thinktank, it claimed to be the first ever index to combine environmental impact with wellbeing. Andrew Simms, the foundation's policy director, was quoted as saying the index "addresses the relative success or failure of countries in giving their citizens a good life while respecting the environmental resource limits on which all our lives depend".

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC79 Special topics-Including air pollution, automation,consumer demand, famines, flow of funds,etc.
Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 08:17
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 08:17
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/33407

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