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On the Foundations of Happiness in Economics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 262

On the Foundations of Happiness in Economics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-05-20
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Economic growth has extraordinarily increased the availability of market goods to satisfy people’s need for comfort, but at the same time it has also raised great challenges to their working and family life. Will people learn the skill necessary to cope with these challenges and draw full enjoyment from economic growth? On the Foundations of Happiness in Economics explores this question by examining the work of Tibor Scitovsky, author of The Joyless Economy. Given the recent rise of behavioural economics and happiness economics, this book aims to show how far ahead of his time Scitovsky was in his work on individual welfare (or wellbeing). It traces the evolution of Scitovsky’s original ...

The underground economy and the underdevelopment trap
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32
Corso modulare di costruzioni. Per le Scuole superiori
  • Language: it
  • Pages: 220
Corso modulare di costruzioni
  • Language: it

Corso modulare di costruzioni

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Razionalità e motivazioni affettive
  • Language: it
  • Pages: 49
Capabilities and Happiness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 360

Capabilities and Happiness

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-10-30
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  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

Few would dispute that the well-being of individuals is one of the most desirable aims of human actions. However, approaches on how to define, measure, evaluate, and promote well-being differ widely. The conventional economic approach takes income (or the power to acquire market goods) as the most important indicator for well-being, and the utility function as the formal device for positive and normative analysis. However, this approach to well-being has been questioned for being seriously limited and other approaches have arisen. The capability approach to well-being, which has been developed during the last two decades by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, and the Happiness Approach to well-...