happy life expectancy

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happy life expectancy

A measure of national quality of life that relies on eight variables: cultural climate, economic affluence, freedom, modernity, population pressure, security, social climate, and social equality.
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"The middle-aged slump turns upward earlier for those who are innately happier, giving them more happy life years to enjoy."
Combine and multiply these figures together and you get a nation's Happy Life Years rating, which is then divided by the third HPI component: its ecological footprint.
An even better measure, "Happy Life Years," developed by sociologist Ruut Veenhoven, shows that people generally are living happily longer--and especially in advanced capitalist countries.