Happiest Nation

Happiest Nation

The amount and quality of leisure time is important for people’s overall well-being, and can bring additional physical and mental health benefits. Finding a suitable balance between work and daily living is a challenge that all workers face. Families are particularly affected. The ability to successfully combine work, family commitments and personal life is important for the well-being of all members in a household.

In 2016, Denmark is once again ranked no. 1 in The World Happiness Report. Different aspects are considered when 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. 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 matters in The World Happiness Report. The Danish culture which is optimised in a great number of ways allows the Danish to participate in social gatherings, sports or taking a course. 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.