Happiness Quantified: A Satisfaction Calculus Approach

By Bernard Van Praag; Ada Ferrer-I-Carbonell | Go to book overview
4 The Aggregation of Satisfactions: General Satisfaction as an Aggregate 77
4.1 Introduction 77
4.2 The Predictive (Orthodox) Approach 78
4.3 The Aggregating Approach 82
4.4 A Breakdown of Job Satisfaction 91
4.5 Conclusion 95
5 Political Satisfaction 96
5.1 Introduction 96
5.2 The Data Set 97
5.3 Political Domain Satisfactions Explained 104
5.4 Political Satisfaction 111
5.5 The Relation between Political Satisfaction and General Satisfaction 112
5.6 Conclusion 113
6 Males, Females, and Households 114
6.1 Introduction 114
6.2 Model and Estimation 115
6.3 Domain and General Satisfaction Differences between Male and Female 117
6.4 Covariance between Satisfactions of the Two Partners in the Household 130
6.5 Conclusion 130
7 The impact of Past and Future on Present Satisfaction 136
7.1 Introduction 136
7.2 The Model and its Operationalization 139
7.3 The Model Estimated 145
7.4 Applications 151
7.5 Conclusion 156
8 The Influence of the Reference Group on our Norms 158
8.1 Introduction 158
8.2 Straightforward Approaches 158
8.3 Social Filter Theory 163
8.4 Social Reference Spaces 168
8.5 Discussion 175

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Table of contents

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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