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Praag, Bernard M. S. van

Works: 213 works in 683 publications in 4 languages and 3,390 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: BF575.H27, 152.42
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Most widely held works by Bernard M. S. van Praag
Happiness quantified : a satisfaction calculus approach by Bernard M. S. van Praag( Book )

50 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 analysis of 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 been revised to bring the literature review up-to-date and the chapter on poverty has been revised and extended to take account of new research."--Book cover
Individual welfare functions and consumer behavior. A theory of rational irrationality by Bernard M. S. van Praag( Book )

30 editions published in 1968 in English and Dutch and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distribution of welfare and household production : international perspectives( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the overall economic pie is not growing, then how it is shared out becomes more important. In short, there is a demand for answers to questions such as: What is actually happening to welfare? Do the income statistics used to chart trends really give us the full picture about people's economic fortunes? Is the experience of one's own country better or worse than other countries? How does a person's well-being relate to the household in which they live; more fundamentally, how do households produce welfare? This book, a collection of new empirical and theoretical papers by a distinguished set of international authors, aims to answer these questions
Analysing poverty in the European Community : policy issues, research options, and data sources : papers presented at the seminar 'Poverty statistics in the European Community' by Rudolf Teekens( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happiness and Financial Satisfaction in Israel: Effects of Religiosity, Ethnicity, and War by Bernard M. S. van Praag( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We analyze individual satisfaction with life as a whole and satisfaction with the personal financial situation for Israeli citizens of Jewish and Arab descent. Our data set is the Israeli Social Survey (2006). We are especially interested in the impact of the religions Judaism, Islam and Christianity, where we are able to differentiate between individuals who vary in religiosity between secular and ultra-orthodox. We find a significant effect of religiosity on happiness. With respect to Jewish families it is most striking that the impact of family size on both life and financial satisfaction seems to vary with religiosity. This might be a reason for differentiation in family equivalence scales. For Arab families we did not find this effect. First-generation immigrants are less happy than second-generation immigrants, while there is no significant difference between second-generation families and native families. The effect of the Lebanon War is much less than expected
Well-being inequality and reference groups: an agenda for new research by Bernard M. S. van Praag( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is argued that the concept of well -being inequality cannot be properly defined without taking the referencing process into account. The reference effect depends on how frequently individuals compare with others and on the degree of social transparency in society. In this paper we employ the reference- extended model for incorporating the concept of happiness inequality in happiness studies
A parametric analysis of prospect theory's functionals for the general population by Adam S Booij( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper presents the results of an experiment that completely measures the utility function and probability weighting function for different positive and negative monetary outcomes, using a representative sample of N = 1935 from the general public. The results confirm earlier findings in the lab, suggesting that utility is less pronounced than what is found in classical measurements where expected utility is assumed. Utility for losses is found to be convex, consistent with diminishing sensitivity, and the obtained loss aversion coefficient of 1.6 is moderate but in agreement with contemporary evidence. The estimated probability weighing functions have an inverse-S shape and they imply pessimism in both domains. These results show that probability weighting is also an important phenomenon in the general population. Women and lower educated individuals are found to be more risk averse, in agreement with common findings. Unlike previous studies that ascribed gender differences in risk attitudes solely to differences in the degree utility curvature, however, our results show that this finding is primarily driven by loss aversion and, for women, also by a more pessimistic psychological response towards the probability of obtaining the best possible outcome. -- Prospect theory ; utility for gains and losses ; loss aversion ; subjective probability weighting
The distribution of welfare and household production international perspectives( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the overall economic pie is not growing, then how it is shared out becomes more important. This 1998 book is a collection of empirical and theoretical papers by a distinguished set of international authors about the personal distribution of welfare and household production. Comparisons of poverty, income inequality and income capacity across countries in Europe and North America are the basis of Part I. Three chapters introduce subjective (non-monetary) approaches to the assessment of personal economic welfare. In Part III new results
The subjective costs of health losses due to chronic diseases : an alternative model for monetary appraisal by Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper proposes a method to evaluate health losses or gains by looking at the impact on well-being of a change in health status. The paper presents estimates of the equivalent income change that would be necessary to change general satisfaction with life to the same extent as a change in health satisfaction would do. In other words, we estimate the income equivalent of health changes. Next, the health satisfaction changes are linked to specific diseases in order to estimate the income equivalent for various diseases. This method uses answers to well-being and health satisfaction questions as posed in a large German data set. We distinguish between workers and non-workers and between inhabitants of East- and West- Germany. We find, for instance, that for West-workers hearing impediments are on average equivalent to an income reduction of about 20%, and that heart blood difficulties are for the same group equivalent to a 47% income reduction
Vignette equivalence and response consistency : the case of job satisfaction by Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We compare reported job satisfaction with vignette evaluations of hypothetical jobs by using a British, Greek and Dutch data set, containing 95 randomly assigned vignettes. In order to test comparability of international data sets recently the method of anchoring vignettes has been introduced by King et al. (2004). This intuitively and attractive idea requires the properties of vignette equivalence and response consistency. In our data set both job satisfaction and vignettes are numerically evaluated on a 0-10-scale. This fact allows us to interpret the evaluations as cardinal satisfaction values and to estimate satisfaction functions for vignettes and for the own job situation. We find that both functions differ significantly: vignette evaluations appear to depend on the own job situation and other individual characteristics. Hence, without correction for those differences in background characteristics, vignette evaluations are not comparable between individuals. Similar conclusions are reached for response consistency. -- vignettes ; vignette equivalence ; response consistency ; job satisfaction ; subjective well-being
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