Adaptation and the Easterlin Paradox

Clark, Andrew E. (2016) Adaptation and the Easterlin Paradox. In: Tachibanaki, T., ed. Advances in Happiness Research: A Comparative Perspective. Springer, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 75-94. ISBN 978-4-431-55752-4. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55753-1_6) (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 Easterlin paradox has captured a great deal of attention across social science. The fundamental question behind this paradox is whether income is associated with subjective well-being, where the latter is often measured by single-item questions on happiness or life satisfaction. The broad consensus that has been reached is that, within country, richer people are on average happier than poorer people, and that richer countries are on general happier than poorer countries. As such, the cross-section relationship between income and subjective well-being is positive.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Life Satisfaction; Full Adaptation; British Household Panel Survey; Income Rise; Easterlin Paradox
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 13:38 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 14:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69197 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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