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Policies for Happiness (Hardcover)

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In recent years, debates on the economics of happiness have shown that, over the long-term, well-being is influenced more by social and personal relationships than by income. This evidence challenges the traditional economic policy paradigm that has emphasized income as the primary determinant of well-being. This volume brings together contributions from leading scholars to ask: What should be done to improve the quality of people's lives? Can economic and social changes be made which enhance well-being? What policies are required? How do policies for well-being differ from traditional ones targeted on redistribution, the correction of market inefficiencies, and growth? Are there dimensions of well-being that have been neglected by traditional policies? Is happiness a meaningful policy target?The volume presents reflections and proposals which constitute a first step towards answering these questions.
Number of Pages: 291
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Economics / Theory
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: May 10, 2016
TCIN: 51126132
UPC: 9780198758730
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-8236
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