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Graham, Carol, 1962-
The pursuit of happiness : an economy of well-being / Carol Graham
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HB74.P8 G733 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Economics -- Psychological aspects
Happiness
Quality of life
Uncertainty
Physical Description vii, 164 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-151) and index
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
Series Brookings focus books

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