Happiness Quantified : A Satisfaction Calculus Approach Paperback / softback
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 analysisof 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 beenrevised to bring the literature review up-to-date and the chapter on poverty has been revised and extended to take account of new research.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 392 pages, 24 figures and 140 tables
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 27/12/2007
- Category: Sociology & anthropology
- ISBN: 9780199226146
- Hardback from £117.50