How universal is happiness?
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- Ruut Veenhoven, 2010. "Greater Happiness for a Greater Number," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 11(5), pages 605-629, October.
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Keywordshappiness; life satisfaction; cultural relativism; human nature; utilitarianism;
- Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
- I00 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General - - - General
- D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
NEP fieldsThis paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-CUL-2009-08-22 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-HAP-2009-08-22 (Economics of Happiness)
- NEP-HPE-2009-08-22 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
- NEP-MIC-2009-08-22 (Microeconomics)
- NEP-NEU-2009-08-22 (Neuroeconomics)
- NEP-SOC-2009-08-22 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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