Happiness as a Societal Value
- Happiness and public choice. Frey, Bruno; Stutzer, Alois // Public Choice;Sep2010, Vol. 144 Issue 3/4, p557
Measuring individual welfare using data on reported subjective well-being has made great progress. It offers a new way of confronting public choice hypotheses with field data, e.g., with respect to partisan preferences or rents in the public bureaucracy. Insights from public choice also help to...
- Values in times of austerity: A cross-national and cross-generational analysis. Janmaat, Jan Germen // Citizenship Teaching & Learning;Sep2016, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p267
It is common knowledge that in times of recession people lose confidence in the government and in other state institutions. Political scientists have pointed out that a loss of faith in a particular government or parliament does not necessarily amount to an erosion of civic culture as the...
- The Missing Link: Deficits of Country-Level Studies. A Review of 22 Articles Explaining Life Satisfaction. Nonnenmacher, Alexandra; Friedrichs, Jürgen // Social Indicators Research;Feb2013, Vol. 110 Issue 3, p1221
To explain country differences in an analytical or structural dependent variable, the application of a macro-micro-model containing contextual hypotheses is necessary. Our methodological study examines whether empirical studies apply such a model. We propose that a theoretical base for country...
- Theory and Method in the Comparative Study of Values: Critique and Alternative to Inglehart. Haller, Max // European Sociological Review;Jun2002, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p139
This paper critically reviews Ronald Inglehart's recent comparative work on value change in modern societies. It is argued that Inglehart's central thesis â€“ value change seen primarily as a consequence of technological development and economic growth, leading to the spread of...
- Subjective Social Indicators: Benefits and Limitations for Policy Making-An Introduction to this Special Issue. Noll, Heinz-Herbert // Social Indicators Research;Oct2013, Vol. 114 Issue 1, p1
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses several topics appearing elsewhere in the issue, including information on the use of subjective well-being measures and public policies, social scientist Marc Abrams, and social indicators and happiness research.
- Israel No. 8 among happiest countries. // New Jersey Jewish News;8/5/2010, Vol. 64 Issue 31, p19
The article reports that Israel was tied for the eighth place as the happiest country in the word, based on a survey.
- DOES NATIONAL CULTURE OR AMBIENT TEMPERATURE EXPLAIN CROSS-NATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN ROLE STRESS? NO SWEAT! Peterson, Mark F.; Smith, Peter B. // Academy of Management Journal;Aug1997, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p930
Van de Vliert and Van Yperen's (1996) proposal that ambient temperature explains the relationship between national cultural values and typical levels of role stress is reevaluated. The provisional conclusion is that the effect of ambient temperature on role stress is largely mediated by its...
- A HAPPINESS APPROACH TO COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS. FOGLIA, ANDREW T.; JENNINGS, ANDREW K. // Duke Law Journal;2013, Vol. 62 Issue 8, p1503
An introduction is presented in which the authors discuss various reports within the issue on topics including a comparison of well-being analyses and cost-benefit analyses, happiness surveys, and public policy in America.
- health handbook. // Good Medicine (Australian Consolidated Press);Mar2006, p12
The article provides information on a research about happiness and well-being. Happiness can bring success, according to research published in the American Psychological Association's Psychological Bulletin. After studying the life success, wellbeing and characteristics of more than 275,000...