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The pursuit of happiness [electronic resource] :an economy of well-being / Carol Graham.

By: Graham, Carol, 1962-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Brookings focus books: Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (vii, 164 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780815721284 (electronic bk.); 0815721285 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Economics -- Psychological aspects | Happiness | Quality of life | Uncertainty | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Theory | Economics -- Psychological aspects | Happiness | Quality of life | UncertaintyGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 330.01/9 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Happiness : a new science? -- What do we mean by happiness : toward a theory of agency and -- Well-being -- Happiness around the world : what do we know? -- Adaptation and other puzzles posed by what we know -- GNH versus GNP?
Summary: "Focuses on the role in the policymaking process of new metrics for measuring the effects on individual well-being of institutional, macroeconomic, and policy environments--for example, the effects of macroeconomic uncertainty and lack of access to health insurance--as well as the effects of factors such as commuting time, divorce, job status, and obesity"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Happiness : a new science? -- What do we mean by happiness : toward a theory of agency and -- Well-being -- Happiness around the world : what do we know? -- Adaptation and other puzzles posed by what we know -- GNH versus GNP?

"Focuses on the role in the policymaking process of new metrics for measuring the effects on individual well-being of institutional, macroeconomic, and policy environments--for example, the effects of macroeconomic uncertainty and lack of access to health insurance--as well as the effects of factors such as commuting time, divorce, job status, and obesity"--Provided by publisher.

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