Danes may be the world’s happiest, but we’re pretty close

The annual World Happiness Report, co-edited by UBC economist John Helliwell, was the focus of a Globe and Mail column.

The report uses six measurements of happiness: gross domestic product per capita, life expectancy, social support, freedom to make life choices, generosity and perceptions of corruption. Of 156 countries surveyed, Denmark was ranked the world’s happiest, with Canada in sixth place.