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(a cura di) Policies for Happiness

Bartolini, Stefano and Bilancini, Ennio and Bruni, Luigino and Porta, Pierluigi (a cura di) Policies for Happiness. Oxford University Press, pp. 1-304. ISBN 9780198758730 (2016)

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In recent years, debates on the economics of happiness have shown that, over the long-term, well-being is influenced more by social and personal relationships than by income. This evidence challenges the traditional economic policy paradigm that has emphasized income as the primary determinant of well-being. This volume brings together contributions from leading scholars to ask: What should be done to improve the quality of people's lives? Can economic and social changes be made which enhance well-being? What policies are required? How do policies for well-being differ from traditional ones targeted on redistribution, the correction of market inefficiencies, and growth? Are there dimensions of well-being that have been neglected by traditional policies? Is happiness a meaningful policy target? The volume presents reflections and proposals which constitute a first step towards answering these questions.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Curatela
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
Depositing User: Caterina Tangheroni
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 09:48
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 09:48
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/3865

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