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Happiness and Public Policy: Theory, Case Studies and Implications

Happiness and Public Policy: Theory, Case Studies and Implications

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Economics

ISBN10: 0230004970
ISBN13: 9780230004979
Publisher: Springer Nature
Published: Aug 25 2006
Pages: 260
Weight: 0.98
Height: 0.77 Width: 6.44 Depth: 8.74
Language: English
Introduction: Happiness as the Only Ultimate Objective of Public Policy; Y-k.Ng & L.S.Ho PART 1: A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE STATE OF WELL BEING OF HUMANITY Quality-of-life in the Modern Society Measured with Happy Life Years; R.Veenhoven PART 2: DETERMINANTS AND ORIGINS OF HAPPINESS: THE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK 'The 'Three Happinesses' and Public Policy'; L.S.Ho Internal and External Determinants of Subjective Well Being: Review and Policy Implications; U.Schimmack Economics and Happiness Research: Insights from Austrian and Public Choice Economics; C.J.Coyne & P.J.Boettke PART 3: AREA AND POLICY CASE STUDIES Do Cigarettes Make Smokers Happier? J.Gruber & S.Mullainathan Happiness and the Pursuit of a Life Worth Living: An Anthropological Approach; G.Mathews Psychological Approaches to the Relationship between Happiness and Public Policy in P.R. China; K.Shi, X-l.Wang, R.Zheng, W.Shi, J-f.Lu & H-x.Fan Happiness and Development: Public Policy Initiatives in the Kingdom of Bhutan; V.K.Shrotyria An Exploratory Study of Resilience among Hong Kong Employees: Ways to Happiness; O-l.Siu, S.L.Chow, D.R.Phillips & L.Lin Fun, Fervour or Fitness? Sporting Cultures and Happiness; B.Bridges PART 4: IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS Public Policy Implications of Behavioural Economics and Happiness Studies; Y-k.Ng

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