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The Resource The origins of happiness : the science of well-being over the life course, Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee, and George Ward

The origins of happiness : the science of well-being over the life course, Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee, and George Ward

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The origins of happiness : the science of well-being over the life course
Title
The origins of happiness
Title remainder
the science of well-being over the life course
Statement of responsibility
Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee, and George Ward
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Language
eng
Summary
"What makes people happy? Why should governments care about people's well-being? How would policy change if well-being was the main objective? The Origins of Happiness seeks to revolutionize how we think about human priorities and to promote public policy changes that are based on what really matters to people. Drawing on a uniquely comprehensive range of evidence from longitudinal data on over one hundred thousand individuals in Britain, the United States, Australia, and Germany, the authors consider the key factors that affect human well-being. The authors explore factors such as income, education, employment, family conflict, health, childcare, and crime -- and their findings are not what we might expect. Contrary to received wisdom, income inequality accounts for only two percent or less of the variance in happiness across the population; the critical factors affecting a person's happiness are their relationships and their mental and physical health. More people are in misery due to mental illness than to poverty, unemployment, or physical illness. Examining how childhood influences happiness in adulthood, the authors show that academic performance is a less important predictor than emotional health and behavior, which is shaped tremendously by schools, individual teachers, and parents. For policymakers, the authors propose new forms of cost-effectiveness analysis that places well-being at center stage. Groundbreaking in its scope and results, The Origins of Happiness offers all of us a new vision for how we might become more healthy, happy, and whole. "--
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Clark, Andrew E
Dewey number
330.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1934-
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  • Flèche, Sarah
  • Layard, Richard
  • Powdthavee, Nick
  • Ward, George
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Happiness
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The origins of happiness : the science of well-being over the life course, Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee, and George Ward
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Education
  • 4.
  • Work and unemployment
  • 5.
  • Building a family
  • 6.
  • Health of mind and body
  • 7.
  • Crime
  • Introduction:
  • 8.
  • Social norms and institutions
  • Part II.
  • What makes a successful child?
  • 10.
  • Family income
  • 11.
  • Working parents
  • 12.
  • Parenting and parents' mental health
  • The new paradigm
  • 13.
  • Family conflict
  • 14.
  • Schooling
  • Part III.
  • So what?
  • 15.
  • Measuring cost-effectiveness in terms of happiness
  • 16.
  • The origins of happiness
  • 1.
  • Happiness over the life course: what matters most?
  • Part I.
  • What makes a happy adult?
  • 2.
  • Income
Control code
ocn983825046
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780691177892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983825046
Label
The origins of happiness : the science of well-being over the life course, Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee, and George Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Education
  • 4.
  • Work and unemployment
  • 5.
  • Building a family
  • 6.
  • Health of mind and body
  • 7.
  • Crime
  • Introduction:
  • 8.
  • Social norms and institutions
  • Part II.
  • What makes a successful child?
  • 10.
  • Family income
  • 11.
  • Working parents
  • 12.
  • Parenting and parents' mental health
  • The new paradigm
  • 13.
  • Family conflict
  • 14.
  • Schooling
  • Part III.
  • So what?
  • 15.
  • Measuring cost-effectiveness in terms of happiness
  • 16.
  • The origins of happiness
  • 1.
  • Happiness over the life course: what matters most?
  • Part I.
  • What makes a happy adult?
  • 2.
  • Income
Control code
ocn983825046
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780691177892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983825046

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