INDICATORS FORE LIVABILITY OF SOCIETIES: AVERAGE HAPPINESS
The livability of human societies can be estimated in two ways: The first way is to assess the presence of living conditions deemed likely to provide a fit with citizens’ needs and capacities. Clues for the presence of such conditions are referred to as ‘input’ indicators. The second way is to assess the degree to which citizens flourish in a society, assuming that good flourishing results from a good fit. Manifestations of good flourishing are health and satisfaction. They are referred to as ‘output’ indicators of livability.
The focus of this collection is the output indicator life-satisfaction.
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