Wealth(s) and Subjective Well-Being

  • Gaël Brulé
  • Christian Suter

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 76)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Gaël Brulé, Christian Suter
    Pages 1-13
  3. Wealth and SWB: Theoretical, Conceptual and Historical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Antje Jantsch, Ruut Veenhoven
      Pages 17-50
  4. Wealth and SWB: Methodological Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Peter Krause
      Pages 87-128
    3. Neil McHugh, Olga Biosca, Rachel Baker, Fatma Ibrahim, Cam Donaldson
      Pages 129-144
  5. Household Wealth and SWB: Empirical Findings

  6. Housing Wealth and SWB: Empirical Findings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Stéfanie André, Caroline Dewilde, Ruud Muffels
      Pages 281-304
    3. Yvonne Seiler Zimmermann, Gabrielle Wanzenried
      Pages 305-321
  7. National Wealth and SWB: Empirical Findings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Hans-Jurgen Engelbrecht
      Pages 325-351
    3. Anne Musson, Damien Rousselière
      Pages 353-374
  8. Life Course and Wealth Changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Oshrat Hochman, Nora Müller, Klaus Pforr
      Pages 377-399
    3. Christoph Halbmeier, Markus M. Grabka
      Pages 401-414
  9. Wealth Inequalities

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 505-508

About this book


This volume examines the impact of wealth on quality of life and subjective well-being (SWB). As wealth is related to economic, environmental and social features of societies, this volume serves as an important resource in understanding economic and SWB. It further discusses a variety of experiences and consequences of inequalities of wealth. Through the availability of wealth data in recent international surveys, this volume explores the multiple relations between wealth and SWB. Structured around four main pillars the book presents analysis of the topic at various levels such as theoretical and conceptual, methodological and empirically, ending with a section on distribution and policies. 


Consumption and Subjective Well-Being Economic Resources and Subjective Well-Being Empirical Findings on Wealth and Subjective Well-Being Home Ownership and Subjective Well-Being Impact of Wealth Changes on Subjective Well-Being Influences of Income and Wealth on SWB Measurement of Poverties and Wealth Methodological Considerations on Wealth and SWB Personal Wealth and Happiness Relationship between Divorce and Subjective Well-Being Wealth and Resilience Wealth Distributions and Policies

Editors and affiliations

  • Gaël Brulé
    • 1
  • Christian Suter
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NeuchâtelNeuchâtelSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of NeuchâtelNeuchâtelSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05534-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05535-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6570
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0099
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