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Subjective well-being

Erik Angner ()

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), 2010, vol. 39, issue 3, 361-368

Abstract: This paper examines the notion of "subjective well-being" as it is used in literature on subjective measures of well-being. I argue that those who employ the notion differ at least superficially on at least two points: first, about the relationship between subjective well-being and well-being simpliciter, and second, about the constituents of subjective well-being. In an effort to reconcile the differences, I propose an interpretation according to which subjective measures presuppose preference hedonism: an account according to which well-being is a matter of desired mental states.

Keywords: Subjective; well-being; Welfare; Happiness; Satisfaction; Measurement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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