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Indonesian happiness paradox

  • Brea Salim
    Brea Salim

    Graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University

Jakarta | Tue, July 11, 2017 | 03:13 pm
Indonesian happiness paradox Measuring a country’s happiness is a tricky matter. (Shutterstock/*)

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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