Calculating creativity

Not of an individual,  but of a country.

(via Quartz)

This is a “Global Creativity Index” for 2015 (60 page pdf here) — the creativity of countries, ranked. How do they measure creativity? The “three Ts”:

  • technology: basically, how much the country spends on research & development and innovation
  • talent: “the share of the workforce in the creative class and the share of adults with higher education”
  • tolerance: “openness to ethnic and religious minorities and gay and lesbian people”

Japan is ranked #2 (behind South Korea) in the technology index, #58 in the talent index, and #39 in the tolerance index. The researchers ranked a total of 139 countries.

There’s some interesting data here, and a lot of themes you could use as research topics.


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