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Title The economics of happiness : how the Easterlin Paradox transformed our understanding of well-being and progress / Mariano Rojas, editor.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2019.

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Subject Easterlin, Richard A., 1926-
Economic development -- Psychological aspects.
Happiness -- Economic aspects.
Population -- Economic aspects.
Alt Name Rojas, Mariano.
Description 1 online resource (489 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 24, 2019).
Contents Intro; Foreword: Happiness or GDP?; Contents; Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Part I: Introduction; Chapter 1: The Relevance of Richard A. Easterlins Groundbreaking Work. A Historical Perspective; 1.1 The Historical Context; 1.1.1 Early Economists Were Interested in Happiness; 1.1.2 Early Economists Followed the Ethical Tradition When Addressing Happiness; 1.1.3 Jeremy Bentham and Happiness as an Experience People Have; 1.1.4 Utilitarianism Gets into Economics; 1.1.5 Economics Focuses on Explaining Choice While Marginalizing Peoples Happiness
1.1.6 The Emphasis on Consumption. The Realm of Objects1.1.7 Progress as Economic Growth. The Increasing Relevance of GDP; 1.1.8 Does Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot? Some Doubts Existed; 1.2 Groundbreaking Work by Richard A. Easterlin; 1.2.1 Richard A. Easterlin: Pioneer in Happiness Research; 1.2.2 The Empirical Evidence: The Easterlin Paradox; 1.2.3 Immediate Impact of Easterlins Research; 1.3 The Economics of Happiness; 1.3.1 Happiness Is Back into Economics; 1.3.2 Peoples Reports Provide Useful Information Not Available Everywhere; 1.3.3 The Importance of Subjectivity
1.3.4 The Person as Authority to Judge Her Life1.3.5 Working with Concrete Human Beings; 1.3.6 New Directions in Welfare Economics; 1.3.7 On the Notion of Progress; 1.3.8 Doing Research on Happiness; 1.4 The Following Chapters; General References; Part II: Income and Happiness; Chapter 2: Different Versions of the Easterlin Paradox: New Evidence for European Countries; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 State of the Debate; 2.3 Estimation Strategy; 2.3.1 Estimation Equations for Testing the Country-Group Variants of the Easterlin Paradox
2.3.2 Estimation Equations for Testing the Individual-Country Variants of the Easterlin Paradox2.4 Data and Descriptive Statistics; 2.5 Results; 2.5.1 Results for Groups of Countries; 2.5.2 Results for Individual Countries; 2.6 Conclusions; References; Chapter 3: Lottery Wins and Satisfaction: Overturning Brickman in Modern Longitudinal Data on Germany; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Summary of the Main Lottery Literature; 3.3 New Empirical Evidence on the Link Between Lottery Wins and Wellbeing; 3.3.1 Data; 3.3.2 The Sample of Winners; 3.3.3 The Decision to Play
3.4 Econometric Specification and Results3.4.1 Life Satisfaction and Lottery Participation; 3.4.2 Winning in the Lottery and Satisfaction with Income; 3.4.3 Winning in the Lottery and Life Satisfaction; 3.5 Summary and Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: Relative Income, Subjective Wellbeing and the Easterlin Paradox: Intra- and Inter-national Comparisons; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Related Literature and Methodology; 4.2.1 Life Satisfaction and Subjective Wellbeing; 4.2.2 Easterlin Paradox; 4.2.3 Rural Versus Urban Life Satisfaction; 4.2.4 Methodology; 4.3 Data; 4.4 Results; 4.5 Conclusions
Summary This book presents a panoramic view of the implications from Richard Easterlin's groundbreaking work on happiness and economics. Contributions in the book show the relevance of the Easterlin Paradox to main areas, such as the relationship between income and happiness, the relationship between economic growth and well-being, conceptions of progress and development, design and evaluation of policies for well-being, and the use of happiness research to address welfare economics issues. This book is unique in the sense that it gathers contributions from senior and top researchers in the economics of happiness, whom have played a central role in the consolidation of happiness economics, as well as promising young scholars, showing the current dynamism and consolidation of happiness economics.
ISBN 9783030158354 (electronic bk.)
3030158357 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-15
OCLC # 1120693871
Additional Format Print version: Rojas, Mariano The Economics of Happiness : How the Easterlin Paradox Transformed Our Understanding of Well-Being and Progress Cham : Springer,c2019 9783030158347.

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