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.
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 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z.
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