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Happiness in Times of Covid-19 in Latin America

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The Gallup Organization and several partner organizations produce the annual "World Happiness Report". This report seeks to measure wellbeing beyond GDP. The 2021 research focused on the effects of Covid-19 on the structure and quality of people's lives and evaluated how governments around the world dealt with the pandemic. In this episode, Margarita R. Seminario sits down with Gerver Torres, a research adviser with the Gallup Organization to discuss the information and data behind the World Happiness Report and the impact of Covid-19 on different social groups in Latin America as well as the importance of government transparency and government responses to the pandemic. Further, they also discuss how this research may be used by governments in the region to develop public policies that capture the importance of the pursuit of happiness and wellbeing as a sustainable development goal.

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