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Happiness Around the WorldThe paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionaires$
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Carol Graham

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199549054

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199549054.001.0001

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Adapting to Good and Bad Fortune

Adapting to Good and Bad Fortune

How Friends, Freedom, Crime, and Corruption affect Happiness

(p.187) Chapter 7 Adapting to Good and Bad Fortune
Happiness Around the World

Carol Graham

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the effects of friendship, political freedom, crime, and corruption on happiness. It considers the implications of different institutional arrangements, such as political regimes and social networks, for happiness. In particular, it explores how individuals adapt to both good and bad equilibriums, via changes in norms and expectations, and the consequences of adaptation for both individual and collective welfare. It also discusses the correlation between social capital and human well-being and how political participation affects happiness.

Keywords:   friendship, political freedom, crime, corruption, happiness, social networks, equilibriums, welfare, social capital, human well-being

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