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International Differences in Well-Being

Ed Diener, Daniel Kahneman, and John Helliwell


This book draws together the latest work from scholars around the world using subjective well-being data to understand and compare well-being across countries and cultures. Starting from many different vantage points, the book reaches a consensus that many measures of subjective well-being, ranging from life evaluations through emotional states, based on memories and current evaluations, merit broader collection and analysis. Using data from the Gallup World Poll, the World Values Survey, and other internationally comparable surveys, the chapters document wide divergences among countries in al ... More

Keywords: subjective well-being, culture, international, national, happiness, life satisfaction, income, GDP

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199732739
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732739.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ed Diener, author
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Illinois

Daniel Kahneman, author
Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

John Helliwell, author
Arthur J.E. Child Foundation Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

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