Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Jenny Gross and Johanna Lemola - What Makes a Happy Country

 Finland, for the fourth consecutive year, topped a list of countries evaluated on the well-being of their inhabitants. “Really?” Finns ask.

But there is a lot about Finland that is, indeed, great. The country’s public school system, which rarely tests children, is among the best in the world. College is free. There is a good universal health care system and child care is affordable. And Finland has been one of the least affected European countries by the pandemic, which experts attribute to the high trust in government and little resistance to following restrictions.

The New York Times 

1 comment:

Ralph Musgrave said...

Meanwhile in Scotland deaths from drug overdoses are far worse than any other country in Europe: three times worse than the next worse, Sweden and the UK as a whole.