Economics & Finance

The Origins of Happiness: The Science of Well-Being over the Life Course

    Preface by
  • Andrew E. Clark
  • Sarah Flèche
  • Richard Layard
  • Nattavudh Powdthavee
  • George Ward

A new perspective on life satisfaction and well-being over the life course


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What makes people happy? The Origins of Happiness seeks to revolutionize how we think about human priorities and to promote public policy changes that are based on what really matters to people. Drawing on a range of evidence using large-scale data from various countries, the authors consider the key factors that affect human well-being, including income, education, employment, family conflict, health, childcare, and crime. The Origins of Happiness offers a groundbreaking new vision for how we might become more healthy, happy, and whole.