TITLE

Happy Talk in Bhutan

AUTHOR(S)
CHRIST, COSTAS
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
National Geographic Traveler;Oct2012, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the model of gross national happiness (GNH), in place of gross national product, used by Bhutan to measure the growth and progress of the country. It is mentioned that at United Nations headquarter Bhutan's prime minister, Jigmi Y. Thinley, have declared the use of GNH which is based on the principles of equitable economic growth, culture preservation, environmental protection and good governance. However, the current surveys indicate that only 41 percent people are happy.
ACCESSION #
79810870

 

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