Wellbeing Adjusted Life Years

The Happiness Research Institute
& Leaps by Bayer, 2020

How can we produce the greatest happiness return for humankind?

How can we produce the greatest happiness return for humankind? Would it be better to reduce loneliness, diabetes, or air pollution by 50%? The Happiness Research Institute and Leaps by Bayer have developed a new impact metric to help provide answers to these questions. Rooted in decades of happiness research, WALYs can be used to empirically assess the determinants of good lives by providing a common currency of impact across economic, social, and environmental domains. Click on the image to read the whole report. 

Please find the short version of the report here

Please find the online appendix here

Wellbeing Adjusted Life Years

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