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The Netherlands among the most prosperous countries in the world24 January 2013, by Carly Blair
The Legatum Prosperity Index is a global measurement of national success based on both income and wellbeing, compiled annually by the London-based Legatum Institute. The index examines 142 countries whose populations comprise 96% of the world total.
The index takes 89 variables into account, divided among the following sub-indices: economy, entrepreneurship and well-being, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom, and social capital.
Top 10 most prosperous countries
› New Zealand
› The Netherlands
The Netherlands performed best on the social capital sub-index, which is based on factors such as whether people donate money to charity and whether they have volunteered recently. Meanwhile, safety & security and the economy were weaker points, relatively speaking.
You can view the full country profile for the Netherlands and compare it to other countries here, and find out more about the methodology used here.
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