Happiness, Habits and High Rank: Comparisons in Economic and Social Life

Clark, Andrew E. (2016) Happiness, Habits and High Rank: Comparisons in Economic and Social Life. In: Bartolini, S. and Bilancini, E. and Bruni, L. and Porta, P.L., eds. Policies for Happiness. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 62-94. ISBN 978-0-19-875873-0. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758730.003.0005) (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

The role of money in producing sustained subjective well-being seems to be seriously compromised by social comparisons and habituation. But does that necessarily mean that we would be better off doing something else instead? This paper suggests that the phenomena of comparison and habituation are actually found in a considerable variety of economic and social activities, rendering conclusions regarding well-being policy less straightforward

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: comparison, habituation, income, unemployment, marriage, divorce, health, religion, policy
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 13:29 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 14:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69196 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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