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Book review: measuring happiness: the economics of wellbeing

Kudrna, Laura (2015) Book review: measuring happiness: the economics of wellbeing. LSE Review of Books (08 May 2015). Website.

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This book examines the evolution of happiness research, considering the famous “Easterlin Paradox,” which found that people’s average life satisfaction didn’t seem to depend on their income. But they question whether happiness research can measure what needs to be measured. Laura Kudrna argues this book is well worth a read for its excellent coverage of much of the happiness literature from large surveys, as well as the interesting arguments put forth about how we should interpret this evidence.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 10:55
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 00:25

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