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Desemprego e Felicidade em Portugal


  • António Caleiro

    () (Universidade de Évora, Departamento de Economia & CEFAGE-UE)


Em termos tradicionais, a riqueza de uma economia é medida pelo seu nível de produção. Mais recentemente, tem vindo a ser sugerida uma outra medida que se baseia no grau de felicidade, o qual se associa aos níveis de satisfação ou qualidade de vida. Por alguns considerado paradoxal é o facto de aquelas duas medidas não se apresentarem perfeitamente correlacionadas. De facto, existem países menos ricos do ponto de vista da produção, os quais se caracterizam por graus superiores de felicidade. Para além deste facto, a realidade mostra que, mesmo em tempos de crise económica, o grau de felicidade pode aumentar. São estes factos que se pretende clarificar, com o presente trabalho, para tal assumindo a perspectiva da Economia da Felicidade, através da análise da relação entre a felicidade e o desemprego em Portugal.

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  • António Caleiro, 2011. "Desemprego e Felicidade em Portugal," Economics Working Papers 5_2011, University of Évora, Department of Economics (Portugal).
  • Handle: RePEc:evo:wpecon:5_2011

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    Desemprego; Economia da felicidade; Felicidade; Portugal; Qualidade de vida;

    JEL classification:

    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • E01 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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