Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations by Krueger Alan B National Bureau of Economic Research
National Accounts of Time Use and Well-Being (National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report)

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Surely everyone wants to know the source of happiness, and indeed, economists and social scientists are increasingly interested in the study and effects of subjective well-being. Putting forward a rigorous method and new data for measuring, comparing, and analyzing the relationship between well-being and the way people spend their time‒across countries, demographic groups, and history‒this book will help set the agenda of research and policy for decades to come.

It does so by introducing a system of National Time Accounting (NTA), which relies on individuals’ own evaluations of their emotional experiences during various uses of time, a distinct departure from subjective measures such as life satisfaction and objective measures such as the Gross Domestic Product. A distinguished group of contributors here summarize the NTA method, provide illustrative findings about well-being based on NTA, and subject the approach to a rigorous conceptual and methodological critique that advances the field. As subjective well-being is topical in economics, psychology, and other social sciences, this book should have cross-disciplinary appeal.
 

About Krueger Alan B National Bureau of Economic Research

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Alan B. Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Princeton University and an adviser to the National Counterterrorism Center. He is the coauthor of "Inequality in America" and "Myth and Measurement" (Princeton).
 
Published May 14, 2014 by Not Avail. 272 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting.
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