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Title Measuring the subjective well-being of nations [electronic resource] : national accounts of time use and well-being / edited by Alan B. Krueger.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 262 pages) : illustrations.
Series A National Bureau of Economic Research conference report
National Bureau of Economic Research conference report.
Note Papers originally presented at a conference at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 7-8, 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents National time accounting: the currency of life / Alan B. Krueger [and others] -- That which makes life worthwhile / George Loewenstein -- Measuring national well-being / David M. Cutler -- National time accounting and national economic accounting / J. Steven Landefeld and Shaunda Villones -- Measuring real income with leisure and household production / William Nordhaus -- Well-being measurement and public policy / Richard Layard -- International evidence on well-being / David G. Blanchflower -- Thoughts on "National time accounting: the currency of life" / Erik Hurst -- Rejoinder / Alan B. Krueger [and others].
Summary 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 new method for measuring, comparing, and analyzing the relationship between happiness and the way people spend their time--across countries, regions, and history--this book will help set the agenda of research. It does so by introducing the system of National Time Accounting (NTA), which relies on individuals' own evaluations of their emotional experiences during various uses of time, a distinct improv.
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Subject Happiness -- Congresses.
Well-being -- Congresses.
Life -- Congresses.
National characteristics -- Congresses.
Quality of life -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Conference proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Electronic books -- Conference proceedings -- Electronic books.
Added Author Krueger, Alan B.
National Bureau of Economic Research.
Other Form: Print version: Measuring the subjective well-being of nations. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009 9780226454566 (DLC) 2009005897 (OCoLC)310224844
ISBN 9780226454573 (electronic bk.)
0226454576 (electronic bk.)
9780226454566 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226454568 (cloth ; alk. paper)