Measuring the Subjective Well-being of Nations

Measuring the Subjective Well-being of Nations

National Accounts of Time Use and Well-being

eBook - 2009
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Surely everyone wants to know the source of happiness, and indeed, economists and social scientists are increasingly interested in the study and effects of subjective well-being. Putting forward a new method for measuring, comparing, and analyzing the relationship between happiness and the way people spend their time--across countries, regions, and history--this book will help set the agenda of research. It does so by introducing the system of National Time Accounting (NTA), which relies on individuals' own evaluations of their emotional experiences during various uses of time, a distinct improv.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780226454573
0226454576
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 262 pages) : illustrations

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