Happiness and Social Policy in Europe

Edited by Bent Greve, Professor of Welfare State Analysis, Department of Society and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark

Happiness is currently a central focus for research in the social sciences. Using data from the European Social Survey the researchers analyse the relation between happiness and social policy across Europe.

‘Bent Greve takes us on an informative and intriguing intellectual journey across nine European countries that widely differ in cultural factors, institutional settings and government spending composition. . . The book is thus most suitable for policymakers and academics who are interested in a new discipline that fruitfully combines economics, psychology and sociology.’
– Pierpaolo Perna, LSE Review of Books

2010 240 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 574 1 £81.00 £90.00 $117.90 $131.00

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