In The Shadow Of Happiness
The Happiness Research Institute & Nordic Council of Ministers, 2018
People in the Nordic region are generally happier than people elsewhere, but despite this there are in fact also people in the Nordic countries who report to be struggling or even suffering.
It is true that we in the Nordic countries are generally happier than people in the rest of the world, but there are also people in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden who describe themselves as struggling or even suffering.
This report analyses which factors are the most significant in determining why some people in the Nordic region are happy, while others are struggling or suffering. The study also analyses which groups of people are most often struggling or suffering. Finally, the report discusses the potential consequences for our society.