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Ho, Lok Sang

Happiness and Public Policy

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Happiness as the Only Ultimate Objective of Public Policy

1. Introduction: Happiness as the Only Ultimate Objective of Public Policy
Yew-Kwang Ng, Lok Sang Ho

Part I. A Historical Overview of the State of Well-Being of Humanity

2. Quality-of-Life in the Modern Society Measured with Happy Life Years
Ruut Veenhoven

Part II. Determinants and Origins of Happiness: The Conceptual Framework

3. “The ‘Three Happinesses’ and Public Policy”
Lok Sang Ho

4. Internal and External Determinants of Subjective Well-Being: Review and Policy Implications
Ulrich Schimmack

5. Economics and Happiness Research: Insights from Austrian and Public Choice Economics
Christopher J. Coyne, Peter J. Boettke

Part III. Area and Policy Case Studies

6. Do Cigarette Taxes Make Smokers Happier?
Jonathan Gruber, Sendhil Mullainathan

7. Happiness and the Pursuit of a Life Worth Living: An Anthropological Approach
Gordon Mathews

8. Psychological Approaches to the Relationship between Happiness and Public Policy in P.R. China
Kan Shi, Xiao Lu Wang, Rui Zheng, Wei Shi, Jia Fang Lu, Hong Xia Fan

9. Happiness and Development — Public Policy Initiatives in the Kingdom of Bhutan
Vijay Kumar Shrotryia

10. An Exploratory Study of Resilience Among Hong Kong Employees: Ways to Happiness
Oi-ling Siu, S. L. Chow, David R. Phillips, Lin Lin

11. Fun, Fervor or Fitness?: Sporting Cultures and Happiness
Brian Bridges

Part IV. Implications and Conclusions

12. Public Policy Implications of Behavioral Economics and Happiness Studies
Yew-Kwang Ng

Keywords: Economics, Microeconomics, Social Choice/Welfare Economics/Public Choice, Politics of the Welfare State, Social Care, Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics//Financial Economics, Public Policy

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2006
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
273 pages
Category
Economy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230288027
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-28181-7

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