International Differences in Well-Being

International Differences in Well-Being

by Ed Diener, Daniel Kahneman, John Helliwell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199732736

ISBN-13: 9780199732739

Pub. Date: 03/10/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book draws together the latest work from scholars around the world using subjective well-being data to understand and compare well-being across countries and cultures. Starting from many different vantage points, the authors reached a consensus that many measures of subjective well-being, ranging from life evaluations through emotional states, based on

Overview

This book draws together the latest work from scholars around the world using subjective well-being data to understand and compare well-being across countries and cultures. Starting from many different vantage points, the authors reached a consensus that many measures of subjective well-being, ranging from life evaluations through emotional states, based on memories and current evaluations, merit broader collection and analysis. Using data from the Gallup World Poll, the World Values Survey, and other internationally comparable surveys, the authors document wide divergences among countries in all measures of subjective well-being, The international differences are greater for life evaluations than for emotions. Despite the well-documented differences in the ways in which subjective evaluations change through time and across cultures, the bulk of the very large international differences in life evaluations are due to differences in life circumstances rather than differences in the way these differences are evaluated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199732739
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/10/2010
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I Measuring Well-Being in an International Context

Chapter 1: Diener, Kahneman, Tov and Arora
Chapter 2: Kahneman, Schkade, Fischler, Krueger and Krilla
Chapter 3: Oishi
Chapter 4: Kapteyn, Smith and van Soest
Chapter 5: Deaton, Fortson and Tortora

Part II International Comparisons of Income and Well-Being through Time

Chapter 6: Layard, Mayraz and Nickell
Chapter 7: Easterlin and Sawangfa
Chapter 8: Di Tella and MacCulloch
Chapter 9: Graham, Chattopadhyay and Picon

Part III International Differences in the Social Context of Well-Being

Chapter 10: Helliwell, Barrington-Leigh, Harris and Huang
Chapter 11: Veenhoven
Chapter 12: Inglehart
Chapter 13: Harter and Arora
Chapter 14: Clark

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