How much do external factors affect well-being? : a way to use 'happiness economics' to decide
Oswald, Andrew J. . (2003) How much do external factors affect well-being? : a way to use 'happiness economics' to decide. Psychologist, Vol.16 (No.3). pp. 140-141. ISSN 0952-8229
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By using the patterns in large surveys of people’s happiness and satisfaction levels, economists have recently developed a way to measure how much external factors (such as the inflation rate or aircraft noise) affect wellbeing.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Happiness, Well-being|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Psychologist|
|Publisher:||The British Psychological Society|
|Page Range:||pp. 140-141|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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