nep-hap New Economics Papers
on Economics of Happiness
Issue of 2019‒12‒23
three papers chosen by
Viviana Di Giovinazzo
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

  1. Measuring Well-Being and Lives Worth Living By Marc Fleurbaey; Grégory Ponthière
  2. Short- and Mid-Term Effects of a Parenting Program on Maternal Well-Being: Evidence for More and Less Advantaged Mothers By Georg F. Camehl; C. Katharina Spieß; Kurt Hahlweg
  3. Knowledge sharing through enterprise social network : the key roles of servant leader virtues and eudaimonic well-being By Annabel Martin-Salerno; Andrea L. Micheaux; Valentina Stan

  1. By: Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton University); Grégory Ponthière (PSE - Paris School of Economics, PJSE - Paris Jourdan Sciences Economiques - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - ENS Paris - École normale supérieure - Paris - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, ERUDITE - Equipe de Recherche sur l’Utilisation des Données Individuelles en lien avec la Théorie Economique - UPEM - Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée - UPEC UP12 - Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne - Paris 12)
    Abstract: We study the measurement of well-being when individuals have hetero- geneous preferences, including di_erent conceptions of a life worth living. When individuals di_er in the conception of a life worth living, the equivalent income can regard an individual whose life is not worth living as being better o_ than an individual whose life is worth living. In order to avoid that paradoxical result, we reexamine the ethical foundations of well-being measures in such a way as to take into account heterogeneity in the conception of a life worth living. We derive, from simple axioms, an alternative measure of well-being, which is an equivalent income net of the income threshold making lifetime neutral. That new well-being index always ranks an individual whose life is not worth living as worse-o_ than an individual with a life worth living.
    Keywords: Well-being,measurement,equivalent income,lifetime,value of life
    Date: 2019–12
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:hal:psewpa:halshs-02393398&r=all
  2. By: Georg F. Camehl; C. Katharina Spieß; Kurt Hahlweg
    Abstract: This paper evaluates how a light-touch parenting program for parents of children below school entry age affects maternal well-being. We first analyze data from a randomized controlled trial focusing on more advantaged parents. Second, we use a sample of mothers from deprived neighborhoods, for which we generate a control group using additional data. Overall, results show a relatively large positive effect of the intervention on maternal well-being, with the largest effects appearing three years after treatment for both groups, while less advantaged families also experience a well-being increase directly after treatment. Mechanisms are further explored.
    Keywords: Parenting Program, Family Well-being, Instrumental Variables, Triple P
    JEL: I31 I26 J13 C21 C26
    Date: 2019
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:diw:diwsop:diw_sp1062&r=all
  3. By: Annabel Martin-Salerno (LEM - Lille économie management - LEM - UMR 9221 - UCL - Université catholique de Lille - Université de Lille - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, IAE Lille - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises - Lille - Université de Lille, Sciences et Technologies); Andrea L. Micheaux (MMS - Département Management, Marketing et Stratégie - IMT - Institut Mines-Télécom [Paris] - TEM - Télécom Ecole de Management - IMT-BS - Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, LITEM - Laboratoire en Innovation, Technologies, Economie et Management - UEVE - Université d'Évry-Val-d'Essonne - IMT-BS - Institut Mines-Télécom Business School); Valentina Stan (ESSCA Research Lab - ESSCA - Groupe ESSCA)
    Abstract: To elucidate the favorable conditions for knowledge sharing through Enterprise Social Network (ESN), a qualitative study was conducted to identify benefits of ESN converts. Results highlight that the virtues of the servant leader seem to play a major role in overcoming barriers to sharing knowledge as well as several dimensions of eudaimonic well-being.
    Keywords: Enterprise Social Network,Servant leadership,Eudaimonic well-being,Knowledge sharing
    Date: 2019
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:hal:journl:hal-02333035&r=all

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