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Redistributing Happiness: How Social Policies Shape Life Satisfaction
     

Redistributing Happiness: How Social Policies Shape Life Satisfaction

by Hiroshi Ono, Kristen Schultz Lee
 

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Drawing on international comparisons of data on happiness, this book offers both general and academic audiences a simple, deep, and honest answer to the timeless question: "What makes people happy"?

• Coalesces survey data from 29 countries and highlights country-specific examples and cases to offer readers an insightful global perspective grounded in

Overview

Drawing on international comparisons of data on happiness, this book offers both general and academic audiences a simple, deep, and honest answer to the timeless question: "What makes people happy"?

• Coalesces survey data from 29 countries and highlights country-specific examples and cases to offer readers an insightful global perspective grounded in high-quality social science

• Addresses the age-old question of "Does money buy happiness?" and offers an original and surprising answer

• Delivers the takeaway message that social context is more powerful than any one determinant of individual happiness (such as economics or psychology)

• Presents a hopeful prognosis for future generations: that key decisions societies make as a whole—about issues like inequality, public policy, and family—serve to shape happiness

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440832970
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/31/2016
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
1,356,892
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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What People are Saying About This

Arthur Sakamoto

"This book clearly and concisely summarizes a large literature on the scientific study of life satisfaction. The authors then provide a superb cross-national analysis in order to extend and clarify the conclusions of that literature. Reading Redistributing Happiness will likely enhance your happiness because the book helps you understand how your own intimate experience of happiness is dependent upon the social context."
Arne L. Kalleberg

"Redistributing Happiness convincingly demonstrates the importance of social contexts for shaping individuals' happiness and life satisfaction. This is a welcome and accessible contribution to social scientists' growing interest in happiness studies."
Roxanne Friedenfels

"Ono and Lee have written a much-needed book on happiness from a sociological perspective. The authors recognize the importance of social context and social problems to the happiness experienced by individuals. Redistributing Happiness is a great addition to the happiness studies literature."

Meet the Author

Hiroshi Ono, PhD, is professor of human resources at Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy.

Kristen Schultz Lee, PhD, is associate professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

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