Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Taiwan has received the highest score among Asian countries according to a mechanism it
has adopted to measure its people’s happiness by taking references from the “Your Better Life Index” compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
In its report on the 2015 Gross National Happiness (GNH) index, released Monday, the government’s statistics office said the composite index, based on a category of 24 international indicators similar to those adopted by the OECD, was 6.76 points.
Compared with 34 OECD member states and Brazil and Russia — two partner states of the international organization — the Taiwan index ranked 18th, but it led the Asian countries that were included in the OECD’s survey on public well-being, according to the agency’s report.
The score of 6.76 points was higher than the average 6.6 points among OECD member-countries, the report said. [FULL STORY]