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The Mixed Blessings of Material Progress: Diminishing Returns in the Pursuit of Happiness

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  • Richard Eckersley

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Happiness Studies.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 267-292

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:1:y:2000:i:3:p:267-292

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    Keywords: happiness; life satisfaction; progress; quality of life; subjective well-being.;

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    1. Williams, Brian & Coyle, Joanne & Healy, David, 1998. "The meaning of patient satisfaction: An explanation of high reported levels," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 47(9), pages 1351-1359, November.
    2. Richard Eckersley, 2000. "The State and Fate of Nations: Implications of Subjective Measures of Personal and Social Quality of Life," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 52(1), pages 3-27, October.
    3. Max-Neef, Manfred, 1995. "Economic growth and quality of life: a threshold hypothesis," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(2), pages 115-118, November.
    4. Williams, Brian, 1994. "Patient satisfaction: A valid concept?," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 38(4), pages 509-516, February.
    5. ED Diener & Carol Diener, 1995. "The wealth of nations revisited: Income and quality of life," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 36(3), pages 275-286, November.
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    Cited by:
    1. Richard Eckersley, 2009. "Population Measures of Subjective Wellbeing: How Useful are they?," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 94(1), pages 1-12, October.
    2. Charlotte Bloch, 2002. "Moods and Quality of Life," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 3(2), pages 101-128, June.
    3. Polgreen, Linnea & Simpson, Nicole, 2010. "Happiness and International Migration," Working Papers 2010-03, Department of Economics, Colgate University.
    4. Richard Eckersley, 2013. "Subjective Wellbeing: Telling Only Half the Story," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 112(3), pages 529-534, July.
    5. Mariano Torras, 2008. "The Subjectivity Inherent in Objective Measures of Well-Being," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 9(4), pages 475-487, December.
    6. Michael Hagerty, 2003. "Was Life Better in the “Good Old Days”? Intertemporal Judgments of Life Satisfaction," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 4(2), pages 115-139, June.
    7. Eduardo Wills, 2009. "Spirituality and Subjective Well-Being: Evidences for a New Domain in the Personal Well-Being Index," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 10(1), pages 49-69, March.
    8. Ming-Chang Tsai, 2009. "Market Openness, Transition Economies and Subjective Wellbeing," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 10(5), pages 523-539, October.

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