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The Origins of Happiness: The Science of Well-Being over the Life Course

Andrew Clark, Sarah Fléche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee, and George Ward

Abstract

What makes people happy? This book seeks to revolutionize how we think about human priorities and to promote public policy changes that are based on what really matters to people. Drawing on a range of evidence using large-scale data from various countries, the authors consider the key factors that affect human well-being, including income, education, employment, family conflict, health, childcare, and crime. The book offers a new perspective on life satisfaction and well-being over the life course and a new vision for how we might become more healthy, happy, and whole.

Keywords: happy, happiness, human well-being, income, education, employment, family conflict, health, childcare, crime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691196336
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691196336.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Clark, author
Paris School of Economics

Sarah Fléche, author
London School of Economics

Richard Layard, author
London School of Economics

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