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Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Volume V, Economics of Wellbeing

Book Description

Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, this is a comprehensive look at the economics of wellbeing with coverage of history, research, policy, and practice.

  • Examines the challenges inherent in studying and measuring wellbeing from an economic perspective

  • Discusses strategies and interventions to improve wellbeing across the lifespan and in different settings

  • Addresses the potential economic benefits for governments and policymakers of actively investing in initiatives to improve wellbeing, from the workplace to the home to the natural environment

  • Emphasizes the need to strengthen the evidence base for the economics of wellbeing and improve methods for translating research into policy and practice

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide
    3. Title Page
    4. Copyright
    5. About the Editors
    6. Contributors
    7. Full Contents of Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide
    8. Introduction to Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide
      1. The Volumes in the Series
      2. References
    9. 1: Introduction
      1. Making the Economic Case for Investing in Wellbeing
      2. References
    10. Part 1: Perspectives on the Economics of Wellbeing
      1. 2: A Short History of Wellbeing Research
        1. Introduction
        2. Ancient Greece
        3. The Enlightenment: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Europe
        4. Looking to Other Societies: The Nineteenth Century
        5. Psychology and Wellbeing
        6. Wellbeing in the Twentieth Century
        7. Conclusion
        8. References
        9. Further Reading
      2. 3: Income and Wellbeing
        1. Introduction
        2. Subjective Wellbeing
        3. Income and Happiness
        4. Income, Wellbeing, and the Easterlin Paradox
        5. Cross-Country Analysis of Income and Wellbeing
        6. Implications and Discussion
        7. References
        8. Further Reading
      3. 4: Does Money Buy Me Love?
        1. Introduction
        2. Prior Studies and Conceptual Model
        3. Wellbeing and Sustainability Data
        4. Wellbeing, Sustainability, and International Migration
        5. Summary and Conclusions
        6. Acknowledgment
        7. References
        8. Further Readings
      4. 5: The Impact of the Great Recession on Economic Wellbeing
        1. Introduction
        2. The Index of Economic Wellbeing: Motivation and Framework
        3. The Differing Impacts of the Great Recession
        4. Trends in the IEWB in Canada, Germany, Spain, and the United States 1995 to 2010
        5. Divergences and Commonalities in Economic Wellbeing within Countries: 2007–2010
        6. The Relationship between Changes in the IEWB, Its Components, and GDP per Capita or Unemployment
        7. Conclusion
        8. Addendum
        9. References
      5. 6: Was the Economic Crisis of 2008 Good for Icelanders?
        1. Introduction
        2. Background
        3. Results
        4. Conclusion
        5. Acknowledgments
        6. References
        7. Appendix
      6. 7: Mental Health
        1. Wellbeing
        2. Mental Health
        3. The Scale of Mental Illness
        4. Economic Costs
        5. Cost-Effective Treatments
        6. Undertreatment
        7. Social Sciences
        8. Conclusion
        9. References
        10. Further Reading
    11. Part 2: Promoting Wellbeing: The Economic Case for Action
      1. 8: Investing in the Wellbeing of Young People
        1. Introduction
        2. Why Is Economics Relevant to Child and Adolescent Wellbeing?
        3. What Do We Know about the Long-Term Impacts of Wellbeing on Young People?
        4. What Do We Know about the Economic Benefits of Promoting and Protecting the Wellbeing of Young People?
        5. Conclusion
        6. References
        7. Further Readings
      2. 9: Investing in Wellbeing in the Workplace
        1. Why Should We Be Interested in Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work?
        2. What Do We Know about Actions to Promote Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace?
        3. What Do We Know about Cost-Effective Actions to Help People with Mental Health Problems Remain in Employment?
        4. How Can We Facilitate Greater Investment in Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotion?
        5. Conclusions
        6. References
        7. Further Readings
      3. 10: Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Older People
        1. Introduction
        2. Why Is Economics Relevant to the Wellbeing of Older People?
        3. What Are the Potential Economic Payoffs of Focusing on Wellbeing?
        4. What Are the Economic Consequences of Poor Wellbeing in Older People?
        5. Are Measures to Protect and Promote Wellbeing in Older People Cost-Effective?
        6. Conclusion
        7. References
        8. Further Readings
      4. 11: Promoting and Protecting Mental Wellbeing during Times of Economic Change
        1. What Are the Potential Impacts on Mental Health and Wellbeing Arising from Economic Shocks?
        2. What Can Be Done to Protect Mental Health and Wellbeing?
        3. The Challenge of Implementation
        4. Conclusion: Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining
        5. References
        6. Further Readings
      5. 12: Making Use of Evidence from Wellbeing Research in Policy and Practice
        1. Introduction
        2. Getting the Measurement Right
        3. How Can Wellbeing Inform Policy and Practice?
        4. What Needs to Be Done to Facilitate the Use of Wellbeing Information in Policy and Practice?
        5. Conclusion
        6. References
    12. Index