nep-hap New Economics Papers
on Economics of Happiness
Issue of 2018‒06‒11
three papers chosen by

  1. Working Paper 02-18 - Mesurer le bien-être en Belgique - Construction d’un indicateur composite pour mesurer le bien-être actuel des Belges By Arnaud Joskin
  2. A cross-cultural examining the relationship between Controlling and Autonomy-Supportive Parenting on well-being of adolescents By Ercan KOcayörük; Salih Zeki Genç; Tugay Tutkun
  3. Well-being Inequality in the Long Run By Prados de la Escosura, Leandro

  1. By: Arnaud Joskin
    Abstract: This Working Paper proposes an indicator to measure the development in well-being in Belgium. It was built from a statistical analysis of the determinants of well-being in Belgium. It has the advantage of being transparent, divisible and easy to communicate. The analysis shows that the well-being of Belgians generally decreased between 2005 and 2016. This decrease is mainly due to a deterioration in the health of Belgians.
    Keywords: Belgium, Well-being, Sustainable development, Indicators, Health, GDP, Composite indicator, Synthetic indicator, Income
    JEL: A13 I3 P52
    Date: 2018–02–19
  2. By: Ercan KOcayörük (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniveristy); Salih Zeki Genç (Çanakkale Onsekiz MArt Üniversity); Tugay Tutkun (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University)
    Abstract: The aim of the this study is to examine the effect of parental suppoertiveness and psychological control on relational self and well-being. Controlling parents are characterized by a lack of interpersonal bound-aries between their members, which hinders the development of children?s healthy individuation. The findings of study showed that PC may render negative affect and feeling of adolescents. In this perspective it can be suggested that the need for parenting programs aimed at preventing the use of psychological control among parents of adolescents of all ages, and adolescent programs aimed at reducing the negative affect and emotions. It is important to educate parents that psychological control is a universally negative parenting strategy and to help parents identify and reduce the use of such behaviors.
    Keywords: Psychological control, Parental supportiveness, well-being
    Date: 2018–04
  3. By: Prados de la Escosura, Leandro
    Abstract: This paper provides a long-run view of well-being inequality at world scale based on a new historical dataset. Trends in social dimensions alter the view on inequality derived from per capita GDP. While in terms of income, inequality increased until the third quarter of the twentieth century; in terms of well-being, inequality fell steadily since World War I. The spread of mass primary education and the health transitions were its main drivers. The gap between the West and the Rest explains only partially the evolution of well-being inequality, as the dispersion within the developing regions has increasingly determined its evolution.
    Keywords: education; Health Transition; inequality; Life Expectancy; per capita GDP; Well-being
    JEL: I00 N30 O15 O50
    Date: 2018–05

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