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Social capital and subjective well-being

Essential readings

Important readings

Bjørnskov, C.(2003). The Happy Few. Cross-Country Evidence on Social Capital and Life Satisfaction

I examine why the populations of certain countries are so much more satisfied with their lives than...

Bruni, L. (2012). The Wound and the Blessing: Economics, Relationships, and Happiness. New York: New City Press

The crisis that market societies are undergoing is essentially a crisis of relationships. It...

Sabatini, F., Sarracino, F. (2014). Online networks and subjective well-being. MPRA Paper 56436.

Does Facebook make people lonely and unhappy? Empirical studies have produced conflicting results...

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Costa, D., Kahn, M. (2010). Health, Wartime Stress, and Unit Cohesion: Evidence from Union Army Veterans. Demography 47(1): 45-66.

We fi nd that Union Army veterans of the American Civil War who faced greater wartime stress (as...

Diener, E., Heliwell, J. F., Kanheman, D. (2010). International Differences in Well-Being. New York: Oxford University Press

This book draws together the latest work from scholars around the world using subjective well-being...

Diener, E., Seligman, M. (2004). Beyond Money: Toward an Economy of Well-Being. Psychological Science in the Public Interest 5 (1), 1-31

Policy decisions at the organizational, corporate, and governmental levels should be more heavily...

Easterlin, R. A. (2010). Happiness, Growth, and the Life Cycle. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Second in a series of books published in conjunction with the IZA Institute for the Study of...

Frijters, P. (2013). An Economic Theory of Greed, Love, Groups, and Networks. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Why are people loyal? How do groups form and how do they create incentives for their members to...

Growiec, J., Growiec, K. (2010). Social Capital, Well-Being, and Earnings: Theory and Evidence from Poland. MPRA Paper 7071

We study the relationship between two distinct dimensions of social capital (bridging and bonding...

Guven, C. (2011). Are Happier People Better Citizens? Kyklos 64 (2), 178–192

This paper offers new findings which support the hypothesis that a causal link from happiness to...

Heliwell, J. F., Barrington-Leigh, C. (2010). Measuring and Understanding Subjective Well-Being. Canadian Journal of Economics 43 (3), 729-753

Increasing attention is being paid in academic, policy, and public arenas to subjective measures of...

Helliwell, J. F., Huang, H. (2011). Well-Being and Trust in the Workplace. Journal of Happiness Studies, DOI: 10.1007/s10902-010-9225-7

This paper uses life satisfaction regressions based on three surveys in two countries (Canada and...

Helliwell, J. F., Putnam, R. D. (2005). The social context of well-being. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

Large samples of data from the World Values Survey, the US Benchmark Survey and a comparable...

Hooghe, M., Vanhoutte, B. (2011). Subjective Well-Being and Social Capital in Belgian Communities. Social Indicators Research 100 (1), 17-36

In this article, we investigate the effect of individual and community level characteristics on...

Illingworth, P. (2012). Us Before Me Ethics and Social Capital for Global Well-Being. Palgrave MacMillan

In Us before Me, a philosopher argues that persistent, unabated human suffering requires that the...

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