Indonesian happiness paradox
Graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University
PREMIUM Measuring a country’s happiness is a tricky matter. Indonesia, for instance, with its US$3,346.50 gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in 2015, is an intriguing case. The World Happiness Report, a study that factors a country’s GDP level into their results, ranked Indonesia as the 79th happiest country out of 157 countries in 2016. Studies that do not factor in Indonesia’s ...
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