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The Economics of Happiness

How the Easterlin Paradox Transformed Our Understanding of Well-Being and Progress

Editors: Rojas, Mariano (Ed.)

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  • Provides an overview of Richard Easterlin’s groundbreaking work on happiness and economics, widely known as the Easterlin Paradox
  • Brings together insights from a selective group of economists, senior researchers in the economics of happiness and promising young scholars showing the current dynamics and consolidation of happiness economics
  • Addresses relevant issues on progress and welfare economics
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About this book

This book presents a panoramic view of the implications from Richard Easterlin’s groundbreaking work on happiness and economics. Contributions in the book show the relevance of the Easterlin Paradox to main areas, such as the relationship between income and happiness, the relationship between economic growth and well-being, conceptions of progress and development, design and evaluation of policies for well-being, and the use of happiness research to address welfare economics issues.  This book is unique in the sense that it gathers contributions from senior and top researchers in the economics of happiness, whom have played a central role in the consolidation of happiness economics, as well as promising young scholars, showing the current dynamism and consolidation of happiness economics.

About the authors

Mariano Rojas is Professor of Economics at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Sede México and at Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Mexico. He holds a Ph.D in economics from The Ohio State University, United States. His areas of research are: Subjective Well-Being, Happiness, Quality of Life, Poverty Studies, Economic Development and Social Progress. He was the President of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies, which is the largest and oldest academic Society addressing the issues of quality of life, happiness and well-being. He has published the books entitled The Scientific Study of Happiness (Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico) and Can the Economy provide Happiness? (RBA, Spain). Mariano Rojas also edited the Handbook of Happiness Research in Latin America (Springer) and co-edited the Global Handbook of Quality of Life: Exploration of Well-Being of Nations and Continents (Springer). He has published more than 100 academic papers and book chapters, mostly about happiness-related issues. Mariano Rojas also coordinated the Mexican Initiative Measuring the Progress of Societies: A Perspective from Mexico, which aimed to make a contribution from Latin America to the global discussion on new ways of conceiving and measuring social performance and progress. He has edited many books dealing with paradigm shift in the notion of social progress, such as: The Measurement of Progress and Well-Being; Proposals from Latin America.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • The Relevance of Richard A. Easterlin’s Groundbreaking Work. A Historical Perspective

    Pages 3-24

    Rojas, Mariano

  • Different Versions of the Easterlin Paradox: New Evidence for European Countries

    Pages 27-55

    Kaiser, Caspar F. (et al.)

  • Lottery Wins and Satisfaction: Overturning Brickman in Modern Longitudinal Data on Germany

    Pages 57-84

    Oswald, Andrew J. (et al.)

  • Relative Income, Subjective Wellbeing and the Easterlin Paradox: Intra- and Inter-national Comparisons

    Pages 85-105

    Grimes, Arthur (et al.)

  • Relative Income and Happiness in Latin America: Implications for Inequality Debates

    Pages 107-126

    Rojas, Mariano

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-15835-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-15834-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Happiness
Book Subtitle
How the Easterlin Paradox Transformed Our Understanding of Well-Being and Progress
Editors
  • Mariano Rojas
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15835-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15835-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15834-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 481
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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