The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from the New Research on Well-Being

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction1
1What Investigators Have Discovered9
2The Reliability of Research on Happiness32
3Should Policy-Makers Use Happiness Research?45
4The Question of Growth63
5What to Do about Inequality79
6The Threat of Financial Hardship99
7Relieving Suffering124
8Marriages and Families139
9Education156
10The Quality of Government179
11The Significance of Happiness Research204
Notes213
Index247

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1: What Investigators Have Discovered 9
  • 2: The Reliability of Research on Happiness 32
  • 3: Should Policy-Makers Use Happiness Research? 45
  • 4: The Question of Growth 63
  • 5: What to Do about Inequality 79
  • 6: The Threat of Financial Hardship 99
  • 7: Relieving Suffering 124
  • 8: Marriages and Families 139
  • 9: Education 156
  • 10: The Quality of Government 179
  • 11: The Significance of Happiness Research 204
  • Notes 213
  • Index 247
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