What’s Special About Happiness as a Social Indicator?
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Measures of subjective well-being, and especially life evaluations, or judgments about how happy people are with their lives as a whole, enrich and empower social indicators research. They do this by requiring other social indicators as explanatory variables and providing a coherent encompassing framework within which the relative importance of other social indicators can be established.
KeywordsHappiness Life evaluations Life satisfaction Subjective well-being Social indicators Quality of life
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