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Well-being: the state of the art

Beverley A. Searle

in Well-being

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9781861348876
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304241 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348876.003.0005
Well-being: the state of the art

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This chapter discusses some of the principal issues that have emerged through studying high subjective well-being directly, and considers the implications for the direction of future well-being research. It addresses theoretical and methodological aspects of constructing a measure of well-being, suggesting that improvements at the national level will only be possible where subjective well-being is supported by social justice and not driven by economic growth.

Keywords: economics; economic growth; social justice; sociology; research

Chapter.  6789 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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