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International Happiness

David Blanchflower and Andrew Oswald

No 16668, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: This paper describes the findings from a new, and intrinsically interdisciplinary, literature on happiness and human well-being. The paper focuses on international evidence. We report the patterns in modern data; we discuss what has been persuasively established and what has not; we suggest paths for future research. Looking ahead, our instinct is that this social-science research avenue will gradually merge with a related literature -- from the medical, epidemiological, and biological sciences -- on biomarkers and health. Nevertheless, we expect that intellectual convergence to happen slowly.

JEL-codes: I1 I3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cwa, nep-hap, nep-hpe, nep-ltv and nep-soc
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Published as With Andrew Oswald, 'International happ iness: a new view on the measure of performance', Academy of Management Perspectives, February, pp. 1-17.

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