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Author Bok, Derek Curtis.

Title The politics of happiness : what government can learn from the new research on well-being / Derek Bok
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2010]


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Description viii, 262 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents What investigators have discovered -- The reliability of research on happiness -- How relevant is happiness research to government officials? -- The ambiguities of growth -- What to do about inequality -- The threat of financial hardship -- Relieving suffering -- Marriages and families -- Education -- The quality of government -- The significance of happiness research
Summary "In The Politics of Happiness, former Harvard president Derek Bok examines how governments could use happiness research in a variety of policy areas to increase well-being and improve the quality of life for all their citizens."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Happiness -- Research -- United States.
Happiness -- United States.
Quality of life -- Research -- United States.
Quality of life -- United States.
Well-being -- Research -- United States.
Well-being -- United States.
United States -- Social policy -- 1993-
LC no. 2009030872
ISBN 9780691144894 (hardcover : alk. paper)