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Happiness and new media

Luca Stanca ()

Chapter 21 in Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life, 2016, pp 467-482 from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: Media consumption plays an increasingly important role in modern societies throughout the world. It is therefore essential to understand its effects. We review the existing evidence on the impact of media consumption on well-being, focusing in particular on television viewing and use of the Internet. In both cases we consider studies that examine the effects of either quantity of use or specific contents. With relatively few exceptions, the empirical literature generally indicates negative effects of television viewing and positive effects of Internet use.

Keywords: Economics and Finance; Research Methods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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