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World Happiness Report Update 2016 Update (Volume I)

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Author (s): 
Helliwell, John; Layard, Richard; Sachs, Jeffrey (eds.)
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Columbia, Columbia University, 2016

The book has four chapters, the first gives the introduction. Chapter 2, by John Helliwell, Haifang Huang, and Shun Wang, contains their primary rankings of and explanations for life evaluations, significantly expanded this year to include analysis of the inequality of well-being, based on the distributions of happiness levels within and among societies. Chapter 3, by Richard Layard, deals with the links between happiness and secular ethics. Chapter 4, by Jeffrey Sachs, discusses the close connection between happiness and recently agreed upon Sustainable Development Goals.