Human Well-Being Research and Policy Making

Well-Being in Latin America

Drivers and Policies

Authors: Rojas, Mariano

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  • Provides an overview of well-being drivers based on the Latin American experience
  • Moves beyond the dominant paradigm that associates social progress to economic growth
  • Incorporates cultural and historical considerations in the understanding of drivers of well-being
  • Proposes a new framework for the designing of policies for well-being
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This book provides an overview of factors fostering well-being in Latin America and discusses many threats to well-being in the region. The book assesses the current well-being situation in Latin American countries and offers an explanation based on its many drivers, such as family arrangements, kindness and affection of interpersonal relations, economic situation, education regimes, political institutions, poverty, income inequality, crime and violence, and the weakness of political institutions.

The book provides a framework to fully understand the drivers behind high well-being, including the challenges and opportunities that public policy faces in the procurement of people’s well-being. The book provides relevant material for policymakers and social scientist interested in the procurement of well-being.

About the authors

Mariano Rojas is Professor of Economics at Universidad UPAEP in Mexico and at Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Spain. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from The Ohio State University (United States). He was President of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) and is member of Mexico’s National Research System. He coordinated the initiative Measuring the Progress of Societies: A Mexican Perspective. He is the author of ‘The Scientific Study of Happiness’ (FCE) and ‘Can the Economy Provide Happiness?’ (RBA), editor of the ‘Handbook of Happiness Research in Latin America’ (Springer) and ‘The Economics of Happiness: How the Easterlin Paradox Transformed Our Understanding of Well-Being and Progress’ (Springer), and co-editor of the ‘Global Handbook of Well-Being and Quality of Life’ (Springer). His areas of research are Happiness, Quality of Life, Well-Being, Progress, Economic Development, and Poverty, and his regional area of specialization is Latin America.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-33497-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Well-Being in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Drivers and Policies
Authors
Series Title
Human Well-Being Research and Policy Making
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33498-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33498-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33497-0
Series ISSN
2522-5367
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 184
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
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