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How Do We Assess How Happy We Are? Tenets, Implications and Tenability of Three Theories

In: Happiness, Economics and Politics


  • Ruut Veenhoven


This timely and important book presents a unique study of happiness from both economic and political perspectives. It offers an overview of contemporary research on the emergent field of happiness studies and contains contributions by some of the leading figures in the field.

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  • Ruut Veenhoven, 2009. "How Do We Assess How Happy We Are? Tenets, Implications and Tenability of Three Theories," Chapters, in: Amitava Krishna Dutt & Benjamin Radcliff (ed.), Happiness, Economics and Politics, chapter 3, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    1. Amanina Abdur Rahman & Ruut Veenhoven, 2018. "Freedom and Happiness in Nations: A Research Synthesis," Applied Research in Quality of Life, Springer;International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, vol. 13(2), pages 435-456, June.
    2. Nienke Moor & Paul M. Graaf, 2016. "Temporary and Long-Term Consequences of Bereavement on Happiness," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 17(3), pages 913-936, June.
    3. Lancée, Sascha & Veenhoven, Ruut & Burger, Martijn, 2017. "Mood during commute in the Netherlands," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 104(C), pages 195-208.

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