Gender Issues

, 26:183 | Cite as

Happiness the World Over

Original Article


In the 21 countries reported in “Happiness the World Over” the relationships between subjective wellbeing were found to be positively correlated with countries that enjoy individual and economic freedom, higher life expectancy, lower rates of infant mortality and greater wealth. There were no significant correlations between happiness and marriage rates, divorce rates, fertility rates, literacy rates, suicide rates and penal incarceration rates.


Happiness Wellbeing Satisfaction 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public Affairs, Washington College of LawAmerican UniversityWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.School of Public AffairsAmerican UniversityWashingtonUSA

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