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Advances in happiness research : a comparative perspective

Author: Toshiaki Tachibanaki
Publisher: Tokyo : Springer Science and Business Media, 2016.
Series: Creative Economy
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Advances in happiness research : a comparative perspective.
Tokyo, Japan : Springer, ©2016
xx, 344 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Toshiaki Tachibanaki
ISBN: 9784431557531 4431557539 4431557520 9784431557524
OCLC Number: 936040266
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1 Introduction --
Part I: Issues in Happiness Research --
Concepts, Measurement and Interpretation --
2 Happiness: Research and Policy Considerations (Bruno Frey and Jana Gallus) --
3 The 'Wicked Problem' of Wellbeing: Theorising the Prospects for Policy Change (Ian Bache and Louise Reardon) --
4 An Overview of Intertemporal Measures of Individual Well-being: Can They Explain Life Satisfaction Better? (Conchita D'Ambrosio) --
5 The Importance of 'Domain Importance' for Happiness Economics (Tim Tiefenbach and Florian Kohlbacher) --
6 Adaptation and the Easterlin Paradox (Andrew Clark) --
Part II: Income Inequality, Employment, and Happiness --
7 Comparative Study of Happiness and Inequality in Five Industrialized Countries (Toshiaki Tachibanaki and Sayaka Sakoda) --
8 Happiness, Social Cohesion and Income Inequalities in Britain and Japan (Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling, Tomoki Nakaya, Helena Tunstall, Kazumasa Hanaoka and Tomoya Hanibuchi) --
9 Happiness and Employment Status (Tadashi Yagi, Katsuhiko Yonezaki and Kunio Urakawa) --
10 The Impact of Employment System on Feeling of Happiness in Germany and Japan (Toshiyuki Shirakawa) --
11 Effects of Paid and Unpaid Overtime Work on Stress, Earnings and Happiness (Akira Kawaguchi and Takato Kasai) --
Part III: Societal Issues and Happiness --
12 Why Do Japanese Parents and Their Young Adult Children Live Together? (Kei Sakata and C.R. McKenzie) --
13 Anticipation of Life Satisfaction before Emigration Evidence from German Panel Data (Marcel Erlinghagen) --
14 Does City Size affect Happiness? (Yoshio Itaba) --
15 Can Work-Life Balance Policies Foster Happiness within the Family?A Comparison of Traditional versus New Family Arrangements (Álvaro Martínez-Pérez) --
16 Accessing Suicidal Ideation from Responses to Queries on Subjective Well-being (Susumu Kuwahara, Teruyuki Tamura, Akiko Kamesaka and Toshiya Murai) --
17 Do the Arts and Culture Have a Positive Impact on Happiness? Beyond Methodological Issues (Nobuko Kawashima) --
18 Arts and Happiness (Lasse Steiner).
Series Title: Creative Economy
Responsibility: Toshiaki Tachibanaki, editor.

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This edited volume makes a contribution to the literature on happiness research by compiling studies based on cross-national research and from diverse academic disciplines.  Read more...

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