Bill Jordan

in Welfare and well-being

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420800
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304210 | DOI:

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This book critiqued the economic model adopted by the governments in the Anglophone countries. It also attempted to explain the Easterlin paradox of stalled well-being. It has argued that many of the social problems that afflict affluent societies would be better addressed in terms of social value — through building cultures of mutuality, respect and belonging. Throughout this book, the gaps between welfare and well-being are traced to the divergences between the regulation of social interactions through contract and culture.

Keywords: economic model; Anglophone countries; Easterlin paradox; well-being; social value; mutuality; respect; welfare; contract; culture

Chapter.  2184 words. 

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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