Happiness Quantified by Bernard M. S. van Praag
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Happiness Quantified
By Bernard M. S. van Praag

Happiness Quantified

A Satisfaction Calculus Approach 2nd Revised edition

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Happiness Quantified by Bernard M. S. van Praag

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How do we measure happiness? Focusing on subjective measures as a proxy for welfare and well-being, this book finds ways to do that. Subjective measures have been used by psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, and, more recently, economists to answer a variety of scientifically and politically relevant questions. Van Praag, a pioneer in this field since 1971, and Ferrer-i-Carbonell present in this book a generally applicable methodology for the analysis of subjective satisfaction. Drawing on a range of surveys on people's satisfaction with their jobs, income, housing, marriages, and government policy, among other areas of life, this book shows how satisfaction with life "as a whole" is an aggregate of these domain satisfactions. Using German, British, Dutch, and Russian data, the authors cover a wide range of topics. This groundbreaking book presents a new and fruitful methodology that constitutes a welcome addition to the social sciences. The paperback edition has been revised to bring the literature review up-to-date and the chapter on poverty has been revised and extended to take account of new research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199226146
ISBN-10: 0199226148
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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How do we measure happiness? This book presents an approach to the analysis of subjective satisfaction and income evaluation. Drawing on empirical analyses of German, British, Dutch, and Russian data, it develops methodology to establish a model of well-being, which includes satisfaction with life as a whole and with various domains of life.

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Author Biography - Bernard M. S. van Praag

Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 1994. In 1997 she received a Fulbright scholarship to do graduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (Troy, NY, USA), where she obtained an M.S. in Economics and did research and teaching. In 2003 she obtained a PhD from the Faculty of Economics and Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam and the Tinbergen Institute, and then another PhD from RPI. She works for the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

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