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Its quality-of-life index links the results of subjective life-satisfaction surveys—how happy people say they are—to objective determinants of the quality of life across countries. Being rich helps more than anything else, but it is not all that counts; things like crime, trust in public institutions and the health of family life matter too. In all, the index takes 11 statistically significant indicators into account. They are a mixed bunch: some are fixed factors, such as geography; others change only very slowly over time (demography, many social and cultural characteristics); and some factors depend on policies and the state of the world economy.
Originally posted by bjax9er
i'll tell you what happened,
well maybe just government in general happened...edit on 28-11-2012 by bjax9er because: add
well maybe just government in general happened...
edit on 28-11-2012 by bjax9er because: add
In 1988, the US was ranked "the best place to be born." Today it is #16. What happened?