Redistributing Happiness

Redistributing Happiness

How Social Policies Shape Life Satisfaction

Book - 2016
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Drawing on international comparisons of data on happiness, this book offers both general and academic audiences a simple, deep, and honest answer to the timeless question: "What makes people happy"?

* Coalesces survey data from 29 countries and highlights country-specific examples and cases to offer readers an insightful global perspective grounded in high-quality social science

* Addresses the age-old question of "Does money buy happiness?" and offers an original and surprising answer

* Delivers the takeaway message that social context is more powerful than any one determinant of individual happiness (such as economics or psychology)

* Presents a hopeful prognosis for future generations: that key decisions societies make as a whole--about issues like inequality, public policy, and family--serve to shape happiness

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
ISBN: 9781440832970
Branch Call Number: BF575.H27 .O56 2016
Characteristics: ix, 190 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Lee, Kristen Schultz - Author


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