Women led the top three countries with the happiest populations. In the acceptable words of Queen Bey, “Who runs the world? Girls.”
Finland, led by Prime Minister Sanna Marin, was crowned as the happiest population in the world, Denmark is the second, whose Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has served as a leader since June 2019 while, and the third position went to Iceland, whose Prime Minister Karin Jakobsdottir has been in the role since 2017.
The study considers six factors: income, health, having someone to count on, having a sense of freedom to make a critical life decision, generosity, and finally, the “absence of corruption all play a strong role in supporting life evaluations.”
These countries have met all the six elements, including better institutions, people free to make important life decisions, and the material conditions of life are excellent in both income and health, the Happiness Report said.
The two most important factors which make these countries the world’s top happiest countries are: 1. having excellent childcare 2. There is no gender disparity. In other words, women are equal to men.
According to the Happiness Report, these factors lead to the happiest population in a country.
For instance, in all three countries, child benefits are paid from State funds for all children under age 17 while they have cash for childcare schemes for children under age three, and Finland even offers new parents supplementary payments.
In the meantime, these countries have become some of the world’s best places for working parents.
Also, these countries are at the top of the rankings for gender equality by the World Economic Forum.
It shows a clear link between the happiest countries and those that work hard to ensure everyone is safe and that men and women have the same rights.
Sweden, New Zealand, and Lithuania are all led by women and are including the top 20 happiest countries in the world which have women leaders.