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Happiness in Hardship

Ruut Veenhoven

in Economics and Happiness

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780199286287
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603006 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199286280.003.0011
 						Happiness in Hardship

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Associating happiness with trouble-free living would make happiness studies truly illusionary. The theory has to cope with the evidence that people can be quite happy in spite of considerable problems in society and in their private lives. This is shown not to be a paradox. The illusion of a paradox is based on overestimating hardship and in false theories on happiness.

Keywords: well-being; hardship

Chapter.  7288 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economics

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