Chapter

Introduction

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780199226146
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191718595 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226146.003.0001
Introduction

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The introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the definition and measurement of satisfaction. It defines satisfaction questions, the income-evaluation question, domain satisfaction, and general satisfaction. It discusses the similarity and difference between satisfaction and the ordinal utility concept. The chapter ends with an overview of the chapters included in the book and their findings.

Keywords: satisfaction analysis; income-evaluation question; domain satisfaction; norms; general satisfaction

Chapter.  7215 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economics

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