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Main Title The Oxford handbook of well-being and public policy /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Adler, Matthew D.,
Fleurbaey, Marc,
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2016
OCLC Number 932262254
ISBN 9780199325818; 0199325812; 9780199349715; 0199349711
Subjects Well-being. ; Quality of life--Evaluation. ; Public welfare. ; Welfare economics. ; Social indicators. ; Economic indicators. ; Social policy. ; Economic policy. ; Sozialpolitik ; Sozialhilfe ; Gesundheitspolitik ; Lebensqualität ; Wohlbefinden ; Wirtschaftliche Lage ; Forschungsmethode
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCM  HN25.O94 2016 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 03/08/2018 STATUS
Collation xi, 963 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Notes
What are the methodologies for assessing and improving governmental policy in light of well-being? The Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment of this topic. The contributors draw from welfare economics, moral philosophy, and psychology and are leading scholars in these fields. The Handbook includes thirty chapters divided into four Parts. Part I covers the full range of methodologies for evaluating governmental policy and assessing societal condition-including the leading approaches in current use by policymakers and academics, and emerging techniques. Part II focuses on the nature of well-being itself. What, indeed, constitutes an individual's welfare? What makes her life go better or worse? Part III addresses the measurement of well-being and the thorny topic of interpersonal comparisons. How can we construct a meaningful scale of individual welfare, which allows for comparisons of well-being levels and differences, both within one individual's life, and across lives? Finally, Part IV reviews the major challenges to designing governmental policy around individual well-being.-- Machine generated contents note: