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SWB as a Measure of Individual Well-Being

Clark, Andrew E. (2016) SWB as a Measure of Individual Well-Being. In: Adler, M.D. and Fleurbaey, M., eds. The Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy. Oxford University Press, USA, pp. 518-552. ISBN 978-0-19-932581-8. (doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199325818.013.17) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

There is much discussion about using subjective well-being measures as inputs into a social welfare function, which will tell us how well societies are doing. But we have (many) more than one measure of subjective well-being. I here consider examples of the three of the main types (life satisfaction, affect, and eudaimonia) in three European surveys. These are quite strongly correlated with each other, and are correlated with explanatory variables in pretty much the same manner. I provide an overview of a recent literature which has compared how well different subjective well-being measures predict future behaviour, and address the issue of the temporality of well-being measures, and whether they should be analysed ordinally or cardinally.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199325818.013.17
Uncontrolled keywords: Subjective well-being, Life satisfaction, Affect, Eudaimonia, Predicting behaviour, Measurement
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Andrew Clark
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 13:23 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 21:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69195 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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