Many readers of this piece will be aware that economists are rethinking the role of happiness and GDP. They question facile assumptions about economic growth alone being good for us. What’s the good of being better off if it doesn’t make people any happier? There has also been a vast literature in psychology looking at individual well-being and its determinants. If money doesn’t make us happy, what does?
Bibliographical noteI have received grants from the European foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions for analysing the European Quality of Life Surveys
- Well being
- Beyond GDP