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Advances in Happiness Research : A Comparative Perspective

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Advances in Happiness Research : A Comparative Perspective
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Advances in Happiness Research
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A Comparative Perspective
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Advances in Happiness Research : A Comparative Perspective
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  • Editorial Board for Advances in Happiness Research -- Preface -- Contents -- Contributors -- 1 Introduction -- Part I Issues in Happiness Research-Concepts, Measurement and Interpretation -- 2 Happiness: Research and Policy Considerations -- 1 On the State of Happiness Research -- 2 Happiness Policy -- 2.1 Happiness Research Within Given Rules of the Game -- 2.1.1 How Individuals Value Public Goods -- 2.1.2 Aggregate Happiness Indicators as Complements to GNP -- 2.2 Happiness Research in the Design of the Rules of the Game -- 3 Maximization of Happiness by Government? -- 3.1 Supporting Arguments for Happiness Maximization -- 3.2 Objections to Happiness Maximization -- 3.2.1 Strategic Reactions by Citizens -- 3.2.2 Manipulation by Government -- 3.3 An Appropriate Policy Approach -- 4 Concluding Remarks -- References -- 3 The Ẁicked Problem' of Wellbeing: Theorising the Prospects for Policy Change -- 1 Wellbeing on the Political Agenda -- 1.1 Wicked Problems -- 1.2 Four Challenges Facing the Wellbeing Agenda -- 2 Understanding Wellbeing as a Wicked Problem: The Implications for Policy Making -- 2.1 Theorising Policy Change: The Prospects for Wellbeing -- 2.1.1 Stream Alignment -- 2.1.2 Depoliticisation -- 2.1.3 Social Learning -- 3 Conclusion -- References -- 4 An Overview of Intertemporal Measures of Individual Well-Being: Can They Explain Life Satisfaction Better? -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Income Deprivation and Satisfaction over Time -- 3 Intertemporal Multidimensional Poverty and Material Deprivation -- 4 Economic Insecurity -- 5 Conclusion -- References -- 5 The Importance of D̀omain Importance' for HappinessEconomics -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Literature and Research Questions -- 3 Data and Variables of Interest -- 4 Analytical Strategy and Results -- 4.1 Domains and Their ìmportance' -- 4.2 Domain Satisfaction and Importance Interaction
  • 4.2.1 Relative Domains: Finance and Health -- 4.2.2 Absolute Domains: Purpose in Life -- 4.2.3 Amplified Domains: Family -- 4.2.4 Marginal Domains: Friendships -- 4.3 Effect Heterogeneity -- 4.3.1 Basic Socio-demographics -- 4.3.2 Family Relations -- 4.3.3 Employment Status -- 5 Concluding Discussion -- Appendix A: Robustness Checks -- A1 Variation of the Statistical Model -- A2 Variations of the Sample -- A3 Variation of the Domains -- References -- 6 Adaptation and the Easterlin Paradox -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Adaptation to Income -- 3 Adaptation to Economic and Social Life -- 3.1 The Labour Market -- 3.2 Marriage and the Family -- 3.3 Health -- 3.4 Adaptation in Other Life Domains -- 4 Outstanding Issues -- 4.1 Method and Measure -- 4.2 Resilience -- 4.3 Does Adaptation Explain the Easterlin Paradox? -- 5 Conclusion -- References -- Part II Income Inequality, Employment, and Happiness -- 7 Comparative Study of Happiness and Inequality in Five Industrialized Countries -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Data Description -- 3 Preliminary Comparisons -- 4 Inequality and Happiness -- 4.1 Data Description -- 4.2 Empirical Analysis -- 4.2.1 Inequality -- 4.2.2 Happiness -- 4.2.3 Effect of Personalities and Psychological Variables -- 5 Concluding Remarks -- References -- 8 Happiness, Social Cohesion and Income Inequalities in Britain and Japan -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Why Compare Britain and Japan? -- 3 The Relationship Between Individual Socio-economic Status, Health and Happiness -- 4 Data and Methods -- 5 Comparing Income Inequality Measures in Japan and Britain, 1989-2009 -- 6 Comparing Subjective Happiness and Well-Being Between Britain and Japan: Setting a Research Agenda -- 7 Concluding Comments -- References -- 9 Happiness and Employment Status -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Optimal Wage Strategy for Non-regular Workers -- 2.1 Issues Facing Non-regular Workers
  • 2.2 The Incentive Wage Model -- 3 Literature Review on Employment and Happiness -- 4 International Comparison of Working Conditions -- 4.1 Data Description -- 4.2 Descriptive Data -- 4.3 Measurement of Happiness -- 4.4 Big Five Inventory (BFI) -- 5 Comparison of the Determinants of Happiness Among the Five Countries -- 5.1 Impacts of Positive Happiness (Sense of Achievement) -- 5.2 Impacts on Negative Happiness (Sense of Anxiety) -- 6 Conclusion -- References -- 10 The Impact of Employment System on Feeling of Happiness in Germany and Japan -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Theory and Previous Research -- 2.1 Changes in the Employment Environment and Subjective Well-Being -- 2.1.1 Theoretical Pointers from Social Exclusion Studies -- 2.2 The International Context -- 3 Data and Measurements -- 4 Results -- 5 Discussion and Conclusions -- References -- 11 Effects of Paid and Unpaid Overtime Work on Stress, Earnings, and Happiness -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Legal Regulation of Working Time in Japan, the United States, and France -- 3 Model and Hypotheses -- 4 Database and Variables -- 5 Overview of the Data -- 6 Estimation Results -- 6.1 Model 1 -- 6.2 Model 2 -- 6.3 Effects on Happiness -- 7 Concluding Remarks -- References -- Part III Societal Issues and Happiness -- 12 Why Do Japanese Parents and Their Young Adult Children Live Together? -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Methodology -- 3 Data -- 3.1 Sample Selection -- 4 Results -- 4.1 Life Satisfaction and Marriage Satisfaction -- 4.2 Financial Status of Households -- 5 Conclusion -- References -- 13 Anticipation of Life Satisfaction Before Emigration: Evidence from German Panel Data -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The State of Research -- 3 Emigration from Germany -- 4 Migration and Life Satisfaction: Theoretical Background -- 5 Data and Method -- 6 Results -- 7 Conclusion -- References -- 14 Does City Size Affect Happiness?
  • 1 Introduction -- 2 Data Description -- 2.1 Outline of the Survey -- 2.2 Descriptive Statistics of the Survey Results -- 2.3 Psychological Characteristics: The Big Five -- 2.4 Happiness: General Happiness and the Three Domains of Happiness -- 2.5 Types of City Size -- 3 Methodology -- 4 Analysis -- 4.1 First Approach -- 4.2 Second Approach -- 5 Conclusion -- References -- 15 Can Work-Life Balance Policies Foster Happiness Within the Family? A Comparison of Traditional Versus New Family Arrangements -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Background -- 3 Data, Methods, and Variables -- 3.1 Data -- 3.2 Methods -- 3.3 Variables -- 4 Results and Discussion -- 4.1 Descriptive Analysis -- 4.2 Multivariate Analysis -- 5 Conclusions -- References -- 16 Accessing Suicidal Ideation from Responses to Queries on Subjective Well-Being -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Method -- 2.1 The Outline of the Survey -- 2.1.1 Background of the Japan Quality of Life Survey FY 2011 (Online) -- 2.1.2 Survey Methodology and Summary Statistics -- 2.1.3 Caveat -- 2.1.4 Questionnaire on Suicidal Ideation and Attempts -- 3 Results -- 4 Discussion -- References -- 17 Do the Arts and Culture Have a Positive Impact on Happiness? Beyond Methodological Issues -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Justifications of Cultural Policy -- 3 The Positive Impact of the Arts and Culture on Happiness? -- 4 The Negative Consequences of Culture -- 5 A Way Forward? -- 6 Conclusion -- References -- 18 Arts and Happiness -- 1 The Economics of Art and Culture -- 2 Public Policy Considerations -- 3 Artists' Job Satisfaction -- 4 Cities of Culture -- 5 Conclusion -- References -- Index
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