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MAP6: Finland - The Happiness Project

MAP6: Finland - The Happiness Project

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MAP6’s Finland: The Happiness Project explores themes around the United Nations’ World Happiness Report, which in March 2022 ranked Finland as the most content nation for the fifth year running.

Although Finland is affluent, the United Nations says it’s not money alone that makes a country happy but six key factors: personal income, social support, life expectancy, freedom, generosity, and levels of corruption. Finland scores well on all of these but particularly so on generosity; the nation’s social safety net combined with personal freedom and a good work–life balance gives it the edge.

With this in mind, MAP6 visited Finland to try to understand why its people are so happy. The resulting projects with diverse viewpoints form a collective whole that questions and presents ideas about how we can live healthier, happier and more positive lives.


Title: Finland - The Happiness Project
Publisher: MAP6, 2022
Author: Essay by Katja Pantzar, author of the The Finnish Way and Finding Sisu, Text by Danny Dorling and Annika Koljonen from the book Finntopia
Photographers: MAP6 Photography Collective
Format: Softcover with front and rear gatefold flaps
Size: 25.4 x 21 cm
ISBN: 9781399923361
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