Happiness within the population based on leisure and consumption


Thoughts/Arguments of happiness within the different demographic structures of the population based on leisure and consumption, The considerations are on children, youth, adult, aging and the aged population in less developed, developing and developed countries. Demographic prospective and state of place orientation will be helpful in the thoughts/arguments.

social welfare
Population Studies
Dr. Ernest Fongwa
6 months ago

3 answers


World Happiness Report
leisure and consumption

The results of the survey, the World Happiness Report, were summarized in the Harvard Business Review by Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and George Ward on March 20th, 2017.

When asked a yes/no question (maybe was not an option) if they were satisfied or dissatisfied with their jobs, most workers around the world said they were satisfied with their jobs. Austria has the highest job satisfaction with 95%, followed closely by Norway and Iceland.

Since I visited Iceland, a few years ago, this immediately grabbed my attention. While I acknowledge that my interactions with the workforce of Iceland were limited, I did not get the impression that most were happy. Most seemed to be relatively unhappy. And therein lies the difference: being satisfied with one’s work does not equate to being happy with it; nor does leisure and consumption issues.

When asked if they were happy, people’s responses varied greatly depending whether they were blue-collar workers, white-collar workers, or small business owners. About 60% of those who were managers, executives, or professionals (white-collar) reported being happy, while just 45% of those working at more labor-intensive jobs (blue-collar) said they were happy.

The number of happy workers was higher—65% to 75%—for workers living in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Western Europe, and Central and Eastern Europe. Regions like South Asia and Africa reported lower happiness levels, from 40% to 55%.

Any thoughts?

Dr. David E. M
6 months ago

Happiness is subjective and, thus, hard to quantify.

David Cottrell
5 months ago

Er Jangyadutta D
5 months ago

Have some input?