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Desemprego e felicidade em Portugal
[Unemployment and happiness in Portugal]

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  • Caleiro, António

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In traditional terms, the wealth of an economy is measured by its level of production. More recently it has been suggested another measure based on the degree of happiness, which is associated to the levels of satisfaction or quality of life. By some considered paradoxical is the fact that those two measures do not appear to be perfectly correlated. In fact, there are poorer countries in terms of production, which are characterized by higher degrees of happiness. Furthermore, the reality shows that, even in times of economic crisis, the degree of happiness may increase. These are the facts that we seek to clarify, from the viewpoint of the Economics of Happiness, through the analysis of the relationship between happiness and unemployment in Portugal.

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  • Caleiro, António, 2011. "Desemprego e felicidade em Portugal
    [Unemployment and happiness in Portugal]
    ," MPRA Paper 34997, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:34997
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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

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

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