Policy Brief 2: Resilience in Turbulent Times

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The second batch of policy briefs from the Happiness Council is on resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a demand for mental health services worldwide. Governments can help citizens with treatment and strategy through policies and help deliver options to all population levels, including the vulnerable. Technology also has a crucial role in improving resilience, but only when cooperating with organizations, regulations, structures, and other stakeholders. The briefs explore vulnerabilities and sources of stability that may have served to exacerbate or attenuate labor market shocks. We also investigate the difference in the strategy to cope with the pandemic. The outcomes of the pandemic control across countries and regions may help explain the difference in happiness resilience.

Policy Brief 1: Surviving COVID-19

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The Global Happiness and Well-Being Policy Briefs are produced by the Global Happiness Council (GHC) and expert working groups on happiness for good governance. These briefs are aimed at government policymakers and others who are interested in formulating or influencing well-being policy.

Three sets of policy briefs will be released. “Surviving COVID-19” in Spring, “Resilience in turbulent times” in Summer, and “Building forward happier” in the Fall of 2021.

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