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The Politics of Happiness : What Government Can Learn from the New Research on Well-Being / Derek Bok.

By: Bok, Derek [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2010]Copyright date: ©2010Edition: Course Book.Description: 1 online resource : 6 tables.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400832194.Subject(s): Happiness -- Research -- United States | Happiness -- United States | Quality of life -- Research -- United States | Quality of life -- United States | Well-being -- Research -- United States | Well-being -- United States | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & CitizenshipOnline resources: Click here to access online | Cover
Contents:
Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. What Investigators Have Discovered -- 2. The Reliability of Research on Happiness -- 3. Should Policy-Makers Use Happiness Research? -- 4. The Question of Growth -- 5. What to Do about Inequality -- 6. The Threat of Financial Hardship -- 7. Relieving Suffering -- 8. Marriages and Families -- 9. Education -- 10. The Quality of Government -- 11. The Significance of Happiness Research -- Notes -- Index
Title is part of eBook package:PUP eBook-Package 2000-2015Title is part of eBook package:Princeton eBook Package Backlist 2000-2013Title is part of eBook package:Princeton eBook Package Backlist 2000-2014Summary: During the past forty years, thousands of studies have been carried out on the subject of happiness. Some have explored the levels of happiness or dissatisfaction associated with typical daily activities, such as working, seeing friends, or doing household chores. Others have tried to determine the extent to which income, family, religion, and other factors are associated with the satisfaction people feel about their lives. The Gallup organization has begun conducting global surveys of happiness, and several countries are considering publishing periodic reports on the growth or decline of happiness among their people. One nation, tiny Bhutan, has actually made "Gross National Happiness" the central aim of its domestic policy. How might happiness research affect government policy in the United States--and beyond? In The Politics of Happiness, former Harvard president Derek Bok examines how governments could use the rapidly growing research data on what makes people happy--in a variety of policy areas to increase well-being and improve the quality of life for all their citizens. Bok first describes the principal findings of happiness researchers. He considers how reliable the results appear to be and whether they deserve to be taken into account in devising government policies. Recognizing both the strengths and weaknesses of happiness research, Bok looks at the policy implications for economic growth, equality, retirement, unemployment, health care, mental health, family programs, education, and government quality, among other subjects. Timely and incisive, The Politics of Happiness sheds new light on what makes people happy and how government policy could foster greater satisfaction for all.
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Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. What Investigators Have Discovered -- 2. The Reliability of Research on Happiness -- 3. Should Policy-Makers Use Happiness Research? -- 4. The Question of Growth -- 5. What to Do about Inequality -- 6. The Threat of Financial Hardship -- 7. Relieving Suffering -- 8. Marriages and Families -- 9. Education -- 10. The Quality of Government -- 11. The Significance of Happiness Research -- Notes -- Index

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During the past forty years, thousands of studies have been carried out on the subject of happiness. Some have explored the levels of happiness or dissatisfaction associated with typical daily activities, such as working, seeing friends, or doing household chores. Others have tried to determine the extent to which income, family, religion, and other factors are associated with the satisfaction people feel about their lives. The Gallup organization has begun conducting global surveys of happiness, and several countries are considering publishing periodic reports on the growth or decline of happiness among their people. One nation, tiny Bhutan, has actually made "Gross National Happiness" the central aim of its domestic policy. How might happiness research affect government policy in the United States--and beyond? In The Politics of Happiness, former Harvard president Derek Bok examines how governments could use the rapidly growing research data on what makes people happy--in a variety of policy areas to increase well-being and improve the quality of life for all their citizens. Bok first describes the principal findings of happiness researchers. He considers how reliable the results appear to be and whether they deserve to be taken into account in devising government policies. Recognizing both the strengths and weaknesses of happiness research, Bok looks at the policy implications for economic growth, equality, retirement, unemployment, health care, mental health, family programs, education, and government quality, among other subjects. Timely and incisive, The Politics of Happiness sheds new light on what makes people happy and how government policy could foster greater satisfaction for all.

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In English.

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