Measuring what affects misery

Quite interesting article from The Economist – A new study tries to unpick what makes people happy and sad

Daily chart: A new study tries to unpick what makes people happy and sad | The Economist 2017-04-04 17-43-45

Interesting thing to me is how they measure this – mental illness, unemployed, poverty, no partner, physical illness and education.

Advanced countries, mental illness is the top factor for misery. But, “no partner” is quite evenly positioned for those countries. Feeling loneliness (which is different from alone), or without a loving partner, is quite a significant one.

Explains a lot.

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