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How To Use Happiness Data - examples of Gross National Happiness Index in use


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What does happiness data look like and and how is it being used? This presentation gives examples of how individuals, communities and non-profits, cities and companies are using Gross National Happiness Data.

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How To Use Happiness Data - examples of Gross National Happiness Index in use

  1. 1. How to Use for policy, personal and organizational decisions HappinessData
  2. 2. An intervention to address low scores in governance: A political festival modeled after a Danish program: An annual three day public meeting for politicians, the public, journalists and NGOs
  3. 3. Parking Days – one day whereby anyone transform a parking space into a mini-park. Here, a woman is giving away starts.
  4. 4. Pop-Up Parks
  5. 5. The US is the only wealthy nation without Paid Sick Leave Paid Vacation and Holidays Paid Maternity or Paternity Leave
  6. 6. Sick Leave Ordinances • City of San Francisco- Ch. 12W of SF Administrative Code in Paid Sick Leave Ordinance includes part time and temp workers City of Seattle ordinance 123698 – municipal code for paid sick leave and paid safe time
  7. 7. Easterlin Paradox 40 year study of nations across the globe Up to a salary of $75K for family of four, long and short term happiness increases a lot with more money After a salary of $75K, long term happiness increases are marginal or non- existent, short term increases in happiness do occur.
  8. 8. Mindfulness training Mindfulness programs at Apple, McKinstry Co. Proctor & Gamble, General Mills, Aetna & Google (“Search Inside Yourself”) Seahawks Super bowl 2014
  9. 9. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You may use, adapt and copy all material here as long as you: - Give attribution to The Happiness Initiative and those attributed in this work -Do not use for commercial purposes - Share your work To view a copy of this license, visit