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Title Well-being in Belgium : beyond happiness and income / Bart Capeau, Laurens Cherchye, Koen Decancq, Andre Decoster, Bram De Rock, Francois Maniquet, Annemie Nys, Guillaume Perilleux, Eve Ramaekers, Zoe Ronge, Erik Schokkaert, Frederic Vermeulen.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2020.

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Series Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being, 2364-107X
Economic studies in inequality, social exclusion and well-being, 2364-107X
Subject Well-being -- Belgium.
Well-being -- Age factors -- Belgium.
Finance, Public.
Quality of life.
Alt Name Capeau, Bart,
Cherchye, Laurens,
Decancq, Koen,
Decoster, A. (Andre),
Rock, Bram De,
Maniquet, Francois, 1965-
Nys, Annemie,
Perilleux, Guillaume,
Ramaekers, Eve,
Ronge, Zoe,
Schokkaert, Erik,
Vermeulen, Frederic,
Uniform Title Wat heet dan gelukkig zijn? Geluk, welvaart en welzijn van de Belgen. English
Description 1 online resource.
Contents Part I: Well-Being Involves Many Different Aspects -- Part II: An Insight into Families -- Part III: Who Deserves Special Attention? -- Part IV: Towards a Measure of Individual Well-Being.
Summary What constitutes a good life? For most people, well-being involves more than a high income or material prosperity alone. Many non-material aspects, such as health, family life, living environment, job quality and the meaningful use of time are at least as important. Together, these factors also influence the degree to which people are satisfied with their lives, and help to determine how happy they feel. This book argues that happiness and life satisfaction do not form a good basis for measuring well-being, and proposes an alternative method that not only considers the various aspects of well-being, but also the fact that people have their own views on what is important in life. Not limited just to theory, the book also presents a large-scale, representative survey involving more than 3000 adults from over 2000 Belgian families, which charted the various aspects of the individual well-being of Belgians. Focusing on the unequal distribution of these various aspects of well-being within families, the survey showed that some Belgians are more likely to suffer from cumulative deprivation in multiple dimensions. Based on this innovative study, the book describes which people in society are worst off - and these are not necessarily only people on low incomes or those who feel unhappy - and proposes that policymakers prioritise these individuals.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed December 15, 2020).
ISBN 9783030585099 (electronic bk.)
3030585093 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-58509-9
OCLC # 1201562785
Additional Format Original 3030585085 9783030585082 (OCoLC)1183424098

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