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Title: Happiness may be a choice – except that it’s constrained by vested economic interests
Author(s): Boyce, Christopher
Keywords: Money
Happiness
GDP
Wellbeing
Economic growth
Choice
Issue Date: 10-Jun-2019
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
Citation: Boyce C (2019) Happiness may be a choice – except that it’s constrained by vested economic interests. The Conversation. 10.06.2019. https://theconversation.com/happiness-may-be-a-choice-except-that-its-constrained-by-vested-economic-interests-118435
Abstract: First paragraph: Our knowledge about what it is that people need to feel happy and satisfied with in their lives keeps growing, yet the extent to which people actually feel happy and satisfied with their lives has largely stagnated. There might be small shifts each year that may enable one country to claim it is “happier” than another, but these shifts rest on narrow definitions of happiness and are rarely the result of government policies that would warrant any real celebration.
Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/29780
Rights: The Conversation uses a Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence. You can republish their articles for free, online or in print. Licence information is available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Affiliation: Biological and Environmental Sciences

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