Happiest people in the world

Denmark took the top spot on the United Nation's World Happiness Report, 2013 & 2014 & 2016 and came in third in the 2015 report. Is it really true that Danish people are some of the Happiest People in the world? Even though the weather can be dreary and in winter it’s dark most of the day, leaving some Danes as depressed as Hamlet, the Danish people is considered to be the world’s happiest.

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The official happiness report

In 2016, Denmark is once again ranked no. 1 in The World Happiness ReportDifferent aspects are involved when studies are carried out measuring the extent of happiness. The study takes a variety of factors into account, including people's health and access to healthcare, family relations and job security as well as social factors like political freedom and government corruption. 

Family

Danish work-life balance 

In Denmark a normal work-week is 37 hours and Danish employees benefit from 5 weeks of holiday a year. This means that leisure time is a huge part of the Danish culture, which is optimised in a great number of ways, let it be social gatherings, sports, taking a course, or joining the local book or theatre club. Leaving work on time, bicycling home or jumping on effective public transport, picking up your children from day nursery and having a cosy family dinner is happiness for most families in Denmark. 

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