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Well-being: In search of a good life?

Beverley Searle


We are often told that ‘money can't buy happiness’. But if money is not the answer, then what is? This book considers this question by examining empirical data stretching back almost ten years. Whereas previous concerns of individual well-being have been drawn towards the negative outcomes of life experiences, this book provides a new approach by directly addressing the circumstances under which subjective high well-being is experienced, often with surprising results. Drawing on nine years of panel data, it examines demographic, social, spatial, health, domain satisfaction and socio-economic c ... More

Keywords: money, affluence, well-being, panel data, subjective assessments, objective conditions, life events, social relationships, health, income

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781861348876
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348876.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beverley Searle, author