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The Key Determinants of Happiness and Misery

  title={The Key Determinants of Happiness and Misery},
  author={Andrew E. Clark and Sarah Fl{\`e}che and Richard Layard and Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward},
Understanding the key determinants of people's life satisfaction will suggest policies for how best to reduce misery and promote wellbeing. This paper provides evidence from survey data on USA, Australia, Britain and Indonesia, which indicate that the things that matter most are people's social relationships and their mental and physical health. These adult factors affecting happiness are influenced in turn by the pattern of child development: the best predictor of an adult's life satisfaction… 

Socioeconomic factors and happiness: evidence from self-reported mental health data

This study investigates socioeconomic and health-related factors that contribute to well-being in America, partially replicating the analysis of Oswald and Wu (Rev Econ Stat 93(4):1118–1134, 2011)

Socioeconomic factors and happiness: evidence from self-reported mental health data

This study investigates socioeconomic and health-related factors that contribute to well-being in America, partially replicating the analysis of Oswald and Wu (Rev Econ Stat 93(4):1118–1134, 2011 )

Experienced-Based Food Insecurity and Subjective Happiness: A Case Study of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged People in Three Urban Areas of Indonesia

  • Vicka Kharisma
  • Psychology
    International Journal of Community Well-Being
  • 2022
Experienced-based food insecurity is one of the critical aspects to judge people's well-being. However, its association with subjective happiness has remained unclear. This study aimed to investigate

The impact of economic recessions on depression and individual and social well-being: the case of Spain (2006–2013)

Economic crises are associated with a significant increase in depressive symptoms and financial crises seem to have a corrosive impact on mental health by reducing the mediating effects of positive beliefs regarding the good nature of society.

The Role of Family Influence and Academic Satisfaction on Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy and Happiness

It is found that family influence and support, students’ work, and academic satisfaction are positively significant in terms of the career process and happiness.

Household Food Insecurity, Coping Strategies, and Happiness: The Case of Two Public Housing Communities

Food insecurity continues to affect a significant number of U.S. households, even during periods of economic growth and prosperity. Household food insecurity in the U.S. is measured with the Food

Happiness Convergence in Transition Countries

The “transition happiness gap” has been one of the most robust findings in the literature on life satisfaction. Until very recently, scholars using various datasets have shown that residents of

A Political Economy of Wellbeing/Wellness in Nigeria

  • Anselm Adodo
  • Economics
    Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
  • 2022
Since the turn of the new millennium, which was the period of clear comparison and computation of the misery index, Nigeria had always record low in the index for the report. Within the last three

The Pursuit of National Wellbeing Policies Across the GCC: The What, How, and Why?

Social scientists working under the umbrella of positive psychology are putting their research to good use by helping to define wellbeing, propose theories and models, implement their findings,

The transect of happiness and community’s capability in urbanizing Yogyakarta

The idea of this paper is that happy-friendly city is it that able to support capability. In addition to factors affixed to an individual, an important element determining someone’s happiness is the



The causes of happiness and misery

Chapter 3 discusses the causes of happiness and misery, based on 30 years of research on the topic. Both external and personal features determine well-being. Some of the important external factors

What Predicts a Successful Life? A Life�?Course Model of Well�?Being

It is shown that the most powerful childhood predictor of adult life-satisfaction is the child's emotional health, followed by the child’s conduct, and the least powerful predictor is the children's intellectual development.

Does Relative Income Matter? Are the Critics Right?

Do other peoples' incomes reduce the happiness which people in advanced countries experience from any given income? And does this help to explain why in the U.S., Germany and some other advanced

Is happiness a predictor of election results

Is it in politicians’ interest to focus policy on subjective well-being (SWB)? Many governments and international organisations have recently begun to measure progress at least partly in terms of the

We hold these truths to be self‐evident

Evolution is a pervasive cultural as well as scientific metaphor of our age. An evolutionary worldview is as fervently held by biologists today as were the prevailing views that evolution displaced.

Teacher Quality, Test Scores and Non-Cognitive Skills: Evidence from Primary School Teachers in the UK. CEP Discussion Paper No. 1472.

Schooling can produce both cognitive and non-cognitive skills, both of which are important determinants of adult outcomes. Using very rich data from a UK birth cohort study, I estimate teacher value

Relative Income, Happiness and Utility: An Explanation for the Easterlin Paradox and Other Puzzles

The well-known Easterlin paradox points out that average happiness has remained constant over time despite sharp rises in GNP per head. At the same time, a micro literature has typically found

Six Simple Things You Can Do To Support Workplace Diversity And Inclusion

  • Things You Should Never Say At Work
  • 2011