The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies

The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies

by Robert E. Lane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300091060

ISBN-13: 9780300091069

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Yale University Press

Why in prosperous market democracies today do so many people regard themselves as unhappy? Robert E. Lane draws on extensive research in many fields to show that the main sources of well-being in advanced economies are friendships and a good family life; income has little to do with happiness once a person rises above the poverty level. Lane urges us to alter…  See more details below

Overview

Why in prosperous market democracies today do so many people regard themselves as unhappy? Robert E. Lane draws on extensive research in many fields to show that the main sources of well-being in advanced economies are friendships and a good family life; income has little to do with happiness once a person rises above the poverty level. Lane urges us to alter priorities and emphasize companionship over higher income.

Author Biography: Robert E. Lane is Eugene Meyer Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Yale University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300091069
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
The Institution for Social and Policy Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.01(d)

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