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Origins of happiness

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  • Andrew Clark
  • Sarah Flèche
  • Richard Layard
  • Nattavudh Powdthavee
  • George Ward

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Understanding the key determinants of people's life satisfaction makes it possible to suggest policies for how best to reduce misery and promote wellbeing. A forthcoming book by Richard Layard and colleagues discusses evidence on the origins of happiness in survey data from Australia, Germany, the UK and the United States.

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  • Andrew Clark & Sarah Flèche & Richard Layard & Nattavudh Powdthavee & George Ward, 2017. "Origins of happiness," CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance 497, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  • Handle: RePEc:cep:cepcnp:497
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    happiness; wellbeing; government; mental health;

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