Author: Gilly Wright, Valentina Pasquali | Project Coordinator: Denise Bedell, S.J. Yun
The concept of "Quality of Life" is much discussed by academics in the field. "What constitutes a “good life” has occupied leading philosophers since Aristotle, and dozens of definitions of the “good life” are discussed in the literature," according to the 2009 Report of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress chaired by Nobel Prize-winning economists Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz and Professor Amartya Sen, and by Professor Jean-Paul Fitoussi.
HAPPY PLANET INDEX RANKINGS
These results show the extent to which 151 countries across the globe produce long, happy and sustainable lives for the people that live in them. The overall index scores rank countries based on their life expectancy, experienced well-being and Ecological Footprint.