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Population Measures of Subjective Wellbeing: How Useful are they?

Eckersley, Richard


This article focuses on the contributions and, importantly, the limitations of subjective wellbeing (happiness/satisfaction) measures as indicators of broad population wellbeing and societal functioning. The popular practice of comparing happiness among countries gives a skewed view of how well their people are faring. Charting trends over time in happiness and mental health gives contradictory pictures of population wellbeing; even the responses to different questions within the same survey...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Indicators Research
DOI: 10.1007/s11205-008-9339-z


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