Adaptation amidst Prosperity and Adversity: Insights from Happiness Studies from around the World

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Graham, Carol;
(2011)
  • Publisher: World Bank
  • Journal: The World Bank Research Observer, volume 26, issue 1 2, pages 105-137
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1093/wbro/lkq004
  • Subject: health indicators | addiction | psychologists | life expectancy | personality | psychology | living conditions | migrants | migration | mortality | unemployment | crime | morbidity | quality of life | diabetes | hypertension | workers | obesity | victims | violence

Some individuals who are destitute report to be happy, while others who are very wealthy report to be miserable. There are many possible explanations for this paradox; the author focuses on the role of adaptation. Adaptation is the subject of much work in economics, but... View more
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