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The Resource Happiness and economics : how the economy and institutions affect well-being, Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer

Happiness and economics : how the economy and institutions affect well-being, Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer

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Happiness and economics : how the economy and institutions affect well-being
Title
Happiness and economics
Title remainder
how the economy and institutions affect well-being
Statement of responsibility
Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Curiously, economists, whose discipline has much to do with human well-being, have shied away from factoring the study of happiness into their work. Happiness, they might say, is an ''unscientific'' concept. This is the first book to establish empirically the link between happiness and economics--and between happiness and democracy. Two respected economists, Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer, integrate insights and findings from psychology, where attempts to measure quality of life are well-documented, as well as from sociology and political science. They demonstrate how micro- and macro-economic conditions in the form of income, unemployment, and inflation affect happiness. The research is centered on Switzerland, whose varying degrees of direct democracy from one canton to another, all within a single economy, allow for political effects to be isolated from economic effects
  • Not surprisingly, the authors confirm that unemployment and inflation nurture unhappiness. Their most striking revelation, however, is that the more developed the democratic institutions and the degree of local autonomy, the more satisfied people are with their lives. While such factors as rising income increase personal happiness only minimally, institutions that facilitate more individual involvement in politics (such as referendums) have a substantial effect. For countries such as the United States, where disillusionment with politics seems to be on the rise, such findings are especially significant. By applying econometrics to a real-world issue of general concern and yielding surprising results, Happiness and Economics promises to spark healthy debate over a wide range of the social sciences."--Pub. desc
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Frey, Bruno S
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Stutzer, Alois
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  • Happiness
  • Economics
  • Well-being
  • Économie politique
  • Économie politique
  • Bonheur
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economics
  • Happiness
  • Well-being
  • Geluk
  • Economie
  • Glück
  • Wirtschaft
  • Politische Institution
  • Glück
Label
Happiness and economics : how the economy and institutions affect well-being, Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-214) and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
Part I. Setting the stage : 1. Happiness -- 2. Well-being and economics -- 3. Personality and socio-demographic influences on happiness -- Part II. Economic effects on happiness : 4. Income -- 5. Employment -- 6. Inflation -- Part III. Political effects on happiness : 7. The current politico-economic process -- 8: Constitution: popular referenda and federalism -- 9: Outcome and process -- Part IV. Conclusions : 10. Happiness inspires economics
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ocn707924298
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1 online resource (viii, 220 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781400829262
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computer
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(OCoLC)707924298
Label
Happiness and economics : how the economy and institutions affect well-being, Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-214) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Setting the stage : 1. Happiness -- 2. Well-being and economics -- 3. Personality and socio-demographic influences on happiness -- Part II. Economic effects on happiness : 4. Income -- 5. Employment -- 6. Inflation -- Part III. Political effects on happiness : 7. The current politico-economic process -- 8: Constitution: popular referenda and federalism -- 9: Outcome and process -- Part IV. Conclusions : 10. Happiness inspires economics
Control code
ocn707924298
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400829262
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttv9p7
  • ee607fb2-8581-4c17-bca9-a4e2d08de953
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707924298

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