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The pursuit of happiness : an economy of well-being

The pursuit of happiness : an economy of well-being

Author: Carol Graham
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2011.
Series: Brookings focus books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Graham
ISBN: 9780815721277 0815721277
OCLC Number: 696099411
Description: vii, 164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Happiness : a new science --
What we mean by happiness : a "theory" of agency and well-being --
Happiness around the world : what we know --
Adaptation and other puzzles --
GNH versus GNP?
Series Title: Brookings focus books.
Responsibility: Carol Graham.
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