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Title: Testing theories on happiness: a survey and a model
Authors: Scandizzo, Pasquale Lucio
Tenaglia, Simona
Keywords: happiness
conceptual referent
addictional goods
consumption capital
altruism
Issue Date: 2-Dec-2008
Abstract: The aim of this work is twofold. Firstly, we add some new empirical evidence about concepts and socio-economic determinants of happiness, by introducing either some definitions of happiness or some new explanatory variables (risk aversion, perceived level of inflation and unemployment, perceived quality of public services) not considered before in the literature. One original feature of this first part of the work is also the attempt to put together these two branches of economic literature on concepts and socio-economic determinants of happiness. Secondly, we try to model the effects of virtuous behaviour on happiness and satisfaction. We are interested in those consumption choices of material goods, monetary donations and altruistic behaviour that lead individuals to reach the maximum level of happiness and satisfaction over their lifetimes. In order to reach the first objective, we formulate a questionnaire that allows us either to ask what are the concepts of happiness that ind...
Description: 16. ciclo
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2108/711
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