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Happiness QuantifiedA Satisfaction Calculus Approach$
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Bernard M. S. van Praag and Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199226146

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226146.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Happiness Quantified
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Bernard Van Praag

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226146.003.0001

The introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the definition and measurement of satisfaction. It defines satisfaction questions, the income-evaluation question, domain satisfaction, and general satisfaction. It discusses the similarity and difference between satisfaction and the ordinal utility concept. The chapter ends with an overview of the chapters included in the book and their findings.

Keywords:   satisfaction analysis, income-evaluation question, domain satisfaction, norms, general satisfaction

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