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Marc Fleurbaey
2015
In this paper, we study interpersonal comparisons of wellbeing. We show that using subjective wellbeing (SWB) levels can be in conflict with individuals' judgments about their own lives. We propose therefore an alternative wellbeing measure in terms ...
Sir Angus Deaton
2015
Subjective wellbeing and health are closely linked to age. Three aspects of subjective wellbeing can be distinguished—evaluative wellbeing (or life satisfaction), hedonic wellbeing (feelings of happiness, sadness, anger, stress, and pain), and eudemonic ...
Susan Fiske
2014
People perceive others’ misfortunes everyday; yet how people respond to another person’s pain is strongly affected by their pre-existing prejudices about the individual experiencing the outcome. In many cases people experience pity or empathy when they ...
Sir Angus Deaton
2014
This chapter lies at the intersection of two literatures, one on whether children bring well-being to those who live with them, and one on the living arrangements of the elderly. Whether or not the children make their parents lives better is an old ...
Sir Angus Deaton
2014
We document and interpret differences in life evaluation and in hedonic experience between those who live with children and those who do not; most previous literature has concluded that those with children have worse lives. For a sample of 1.8 million ...