2008 International Conference
  Well-being
Are we happy with our standard of living?
Cassino (FR) - Italy - 26/27 September 2008

Papers

Invited papers

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John F. Helliwell, Chris Barrington-Leigh, Anthony Harris and Haifang Huang
The Social Context of Well-Being in Workplaces, Communities and Nations
   
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
Happiness and Income: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox
   
Bernard M.S. van Praag and Ada Ferrer -i-Carbonell
Towards an Urban Quality of Life Index: Basic theory & econometric methods
   
Ajit Zacharias
Measuring long-term trends in economic well-being in the United States: A new perspective
   

Accepted papers

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Talat Afza and Muhammad Amir Rashid
Marginalized Women Social Wellbeing through Enterprise Development: A Glimpse of Remote Women Status in Pakistan
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Viola Angelini, Danilo Cavapozzi, Luca Corazzini, Omar Paccagnella
Do Danes and Italians Rate Life Satisfaction in the Same Way? Using Vignettes to Correct for Individual-Speci…c Scale Biases
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Rania Antonopoulos
The right to a job, the right types of projects: employment guarantee policies from a gender perspective for the case of South Africa
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Stefano Bartolini and Ennio Bilancini
Social Context and Hours Worked
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Stefano Bartolini and Ennio Bilancini
Relative Income and Hours Worked: Empirical Evidence from the US
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Stefano Bartolini, Ennio Bilancini and Maurizio Pugno
Did the Decline in Social Capital Depress Americans’ Happiness?
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Leonardo Becchetti and Stefano Castriota
Money Affect Happiness? Experimental Results from the Tsunami Negative Lottery
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Maria Lorena Campos U. and Juan Carlos Ruiz G.
Approximation to the Well-being of the Venezuelan across and Analysis of Information of the Family Budget Survey
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Stefano Castriota
The Impact of Real Estate and Stock Market Fluctuations on Human Well-Being
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Tommaso Ciarli, André Lorentz, Maria Savona and Marco Valente
Structural change of production and consumption: a micro to macro approach to economic growth and income distribution
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Alejandro Cid, Daniel Ferrés and Máximo Rossi
Subjective Well-Being in the Southen Cone: Health, Income and Family
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Alejandro Cid, Daniel Ferrés and Máximo Rossi
Testing Happiness Hypotheses among the Elderly
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Andrew Clark and Emanuela D'Angelo
How Upward Social Mobility a ffects Wellbeing and Inequality Aversion
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Francesco Ferrante
Opportunities, Aspirations and Life Satisfaction
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Antonio Filippin and Luca Nunziata
The Euro Changeover: Anything to Do with the Decoupling of Measured and Perceived Inflation?
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Jorge Guardiola and Teresa García-Muñoz
Basic needs satisfaction and subjective poverty: Evidence from rural Guatemala
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Cahit Guven
Reversing the Question. Does Happiness Affect Individual Economic Behavior? Evidence from Surveys from the Netherlands and Germany
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Mukaramah Binti Harun, Zakariah Abd Rashid and Azali Bin Mohamed
Public Expenditure Impact on Income Distribution in Malaysia
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Hovhannes Harutyunyan and Tereza Khechoyan
The Impact of Social Transfers on Poverty in Armenia
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Zohal Hessami
The Size and Composition of Government Spending in Europe and its Impact on Well-being
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Vincenzo Lombardo
Growth and inequality effects on poverty reduction in Italy
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Marco Malgarini, Maurizio Pugno and Gennaro Zezza
Life satisfaction in a survey of Italian households
   
Karen Mumford and Peter N. Smith
Gender, job satisfaction and relative wages.
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Thomas Murray, David Maddison and Katrin Rehdanz
Do Differences in Average Happiness Levels Cause Migration? Evidence from Germany
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Velan Nirmala
Impact of Married Male Migration on Family Well-Being in Kerala, South India
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Maria José da Silveira Ferreira Núncio
Facing Work-Family Conflict - a study of Portuguese Working Mothers
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Nelly-Eleni Pavlidou
Trends in the Well-being of Greek Women, 1981-2008
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Christian Radden
Happiness, Functionings, Agency and Responsibility
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Francesco Sarracino
Trends in social capital and subjective well‐being in Europe
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Paul Saumik and Marco Ranzani
Happiness and Gender: Evidence from Transition Countries
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Ekaterina Selezneva
What makes Russian women (un)happy? A closer look to the family
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Livio Stracca
Well-being across OECD Countries: is Europe different?
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Akhmad Akbar Susamto
Happiness and Public Policy: What We Know and What We Need to Know Further
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Simona Tenaglia
Testing theories on happiness: a questionnaire
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Bert G.M. Van Landeghem
Human Well-Being over the Life Cycle: Longitudinal Evidence from a 20-Year Panel
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José G. Vargas-Hernández
Institutional Economics of Co-operation and the Political Economy of Trust
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Christoph Wunder
Adaptation to income over time: A weak point of subjective well-being
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