The first World Happiness Report (WHR) was issued in 2012. Therefore, this year (2022) is the tenth anniversary of that event. The WHR founders’ statements in the opening chapter of WHR 2022 assert; 1. The true measure of progress is the happiness of people. 2. We can now reliably measure such happiness, and 3. We have a considerable understanding of how to increase happiness. Given such knowledge, the report notes that “it is now possible for policy-makers to make people’s happiness the goal of their policies.”
Rowan, Andrew N.
"World Happiness Report 2022,"
WellBeing News: Vol. 4:
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Available at: https://www.wellbeingintlstudiesrepository.org/wbn/vol4/iss3/2