France

What if public policy measured happiness?

By Lisa Sansom / October 6, 2009 / 1 Comment

In an earlier post, I talked about France’s consideration of “happiness” measures in public policy. We talked about this at our last MAPP (Master of Applied Positive Psychology) class weekend, and the different takes on it are very interesting. I just thought I’d briefly highlight some of the conversation points… First of all, it was […]

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France and joie de vivre

By Lisa Sansom / September 16, 2009 / 2 Comments

  According to various news sources yesterday, France is now contemplating adding a “happiness index” to its economic measurements. I find this fascinating. For years. Bhutan has been using the GNH index – Gross National Happiness – as its key indicator of success. For a remote impoverished country, it certainly makes sense to focus on […]

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