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Happiness Around the World : The Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires.

Author/Creator:
Graham, Carol.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2012.
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1 online resource (268 pages)
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Subjects:
Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Happiness -- Economic aspects.
Quality of life.
Well-being.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
The book reviews the theory and concepts of happiness, explaining how these concepts underpin a line of research which is both an attempt to understand the determinants of happiness and a tool for understanding the effects of a host of phenomena on human well being.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations
Introduction
CHAPTER 1 The Economics of Happiness
The Approach
The Easterlin Paradox
Selected Applications of Happiness Economics
Policy Implications
CHAPTER 2 The Happiness and Income Debate: Substance, Methodology, and the Easterlin Paradox
Question Framing Issues
Country Selection Issues
Conclusions
Appendix 2.1
CHAPTER 3 The Determinants of Happiness around the World
Comparing Latin America, Russia, and the OECD
A Bird's Eye View of Happiness in Transition: Central Asia, Cuba, and Eastern Europe
'Happiness' in Africa
Happiness in Afghanistan: Insights on Human Well-Being in the midst of Turmoil
Conclusions
CHAPTER 4 Does Happiness Matter?
Russia in the 1990s
Changes in Happiness in Russia, 1995-2000
Does Happiness Matter to Future Outcomes?
Conclusions
CHAPTER 5 Happiness and Health across Countries and Cultures
Happiness and Health
Variance in the Health-Happiness Relationship: The Example of Obesity
Poverty, Health, and Happiness
Inequality
How Different Illnesses Affect Your Life: Some Evidence from Well-Being Surveys and EQ-5D Scores for Latin America
Relevance to Policy?
CHAPTER 6 Economic Growth, Crises, Inequality, and More
Economic Growth: An Unhappy Paradox
The Happy Peasants and Frustrated Achievers
The Aspirations Paradox
Relative Incomes and Inequality-Part of the Paradox?
Much Unhappier than Growth: Financial Crises and Well-Being
The Misery Index: Inflation versus Unemployment
Conclusions
CHAPTER 7 Adapting to Good and Bad Fortune: How Friends, Freedom, Crime, and Corruption affect Happiness
Social Capital and Friendships
Political Freedom, Political Participation, and Happiness
Adapting to Bad Equilibrium: Crime and Corruption.
Conclusions
CHAPTER 8 Happiness around the World: Lessons-and Questions-for Policy
Treading-Carefully-in the Policy Arena
Happiness and Policy Going Forward
References
Index
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Graham, Carol Happiness Around the World
ISBN:
9780191572937
9780199549054
OCLC:
536239513