Happiness Quantified: A Satisfaction Calculus Approach

By Bernard Van Praag; Ada Ferrer-I-Carbonell | Go to book overview
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Index
ability:
and earnings 255
defined by IQ 253t
defined by schooling 254t
tax 254-60 , 256t , 257t-8t
in Netherlands 254-9
adaptation theory 191
affine linear transformation 32 , 42
age: 148 , 151 , 155
and earnings 145 , 261-2
and financial satisfaction 148
and health 53 , 196
and illnesses 198
and marriage 72 , 126
and poverty 303-4
and social life 71
brackets in German households 171-2 , 171t
effects of 61 , 79 , 154 , 196
in Germany 79 , 148-51 , 171 ; in Netherlands 1981 155 ; in UK 79 ; on leisure 67 ; on population 155
illnesses, age-dependent 198f
in UK 179
life-earning profile 145
life, satisfaction with 79
in Germany 79 ; in UK 79
political satisfaction (PS) and 102
wage-profiles 60
aggregation:
approach 82-95
life domains 82
model 95
of satisfactions 77-95
aircraft-noise nuisance:
and hedonic price studies 223t
in Amsterdam 225-6
in Israel 225
measurement 219-38
nuisance, compensations for 219-38 , 235t , 236t
on property values 223
America see USA
Amsterdam
air traffic 12
Airport (Schiphol) 12 , 219 , 226 , 235-6
noise, compensation for 219-38 , 236t ; postal survey on 226-38
housing market in 221
University of 99
analysis 9
cost-benefit 177 , 203
empirical 15
of FSQ 9 , 43
of income satisfaction 15
of satisfaction 1
'ordered-probit' (OP) see 'ordered-probit' (OP)
ordinal 36 , 154
panel 49
quantitative 9
methodological 9 ; of income 42
regression see regression analysis
statistical 31
WFI 37 , 42 , 163 , 165 ; see also WFI
annual productivity growth 154-7
anticipation:
and memory 147 , 151 , 157
approximating model 17
-weighting distribution 138
asylum seekers see immigrants and asylum seekers
Atkinson, A. B. 266 , 268 , 276 , 280 , 282
F. Bourguignon 263
J. E. Stiglitz 245
Brabant data-set see Noord-Brabant data-set
Bateman, I. J. 224
behaviour 158-76see also people, research into

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Table of contents

  • A Satisfaction Calculus Approach iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Analysis of Income Satisfaction 15
  • Domain Satisfactions 44
  • Aggregation of Satisfactions 77
  • Political Satisfaction 96
  • Males, Females, and Households 114
  • Impact of Past and Future on Satisfaction 136
  • Influence of the Reference Group on Norms 158
  • Health and Subjective Well-Being 177
  • Effects of Climate on Welfare and Well-Being 205
  • Compensations for Aircraft Noise Nuisance 219
  • Taxation and Well-Being 239
  • Subjective Income Inequalities 263
  • Subjective Inequalitiesgeneralized Approach 281
  • Poverty 291
  • Epilogue 318
  • References 323
  • Index 333
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