The World Happiness Report 2018, ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants, and the main focus of this year’s report is on migration within and between countries.

The report includes four chapters on migration, both internal (within-country) and international (cross-country), investigating the happiness of migrants, their families left behind, and others living in the cities and countries receiving migrants.

The World Happiness Report 2018 includes the following chapters:

  • Happiness and Migration: An Overview, by John Helliwell, Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs
  • International Migration and World Happiness, by John Helliwell, Haifang Huang, Shun Wang and Hugh Shiplett
  • Do International Migrants Increase their Happiness and that of their Families, by Migrating? by Martijn Hendricks, Martijn Burger, Julie Ray and Neli Esipova
  • Migration and Happiness in China, by John Knight and Ramani Gunatilaka
  • Happiness and International Migration in Latin America, by Carol Graham and Milena Nikolova
  • Happiness in Latin America has Social Foundations, by Mariano Rojas
  • America’s Health Crisis and the Easterlin Paradox, by Jeffrey Sachs

You can read the full report here.


Chus García, TBS Barcelona library manager

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