Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience – National Academies Press – 2013

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Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience – National Academies Press – 2013

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ISBN 978-0-309-29446-1

Authors

Arthur A. Stone and Christopher Mackie, Editors; Panel on Measuring Subjective Well-Being in a Policy-Relevant Framework; Committee on National Statistics; Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council

“Description

Subjective well-being refers to how people experience and evaluate their lives and specific domains and activities in their lives. This information has already proven valuable to researchers, who have produced insights about the emotional states and experiences of people belonging to different groups, engaged in different activities, at different points in the life course, and involved in different family and community structures. Research has also revealed relationships between people’s self-reported, subjectively assessed states and their behavior and decisions. Research on subjective well-being has been ongoing for decades, providing new information about the human condition. During the past decade, interest in the topic among policy makers, national statistical offices, academic researchers, the media, and the public has increased markedly because of its potential for shedding light on the economic, social, and health conditions of populations and for informing policy decisions across these domains.”

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