n Farmer’s Weekly - Does farming make you happy? : from the editor

Volume 2016, Issue 16018
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



Considering the serious business of farming, the question, 'does farming make you happy?' may seem silly and perhaps superfluous. However, happiness is fast gaining traction as the leading measure of well-being, replacing the current favourite, real gross domestic product per capita (GDP). An article published recently by the World Economic Forum, written by Richard Easterlin, a professor of economics at the University of Southern California in the US, argues that happiness should replace GDP as a guide for policy and as the primary indication of societal well-being. Happiness, he says, is a more comprehensive measure of well-being as it takes into account a range of concerns, while GDP is limited to narrow economic concerns.

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