Measurement of Well-Being

Publications and Working Papers of OBE Members related to the measurement of well-being.

Neighborhood Deprivation Negatively Impacts Children’s Prosocial Behavior (Safra, L., Tecu, T., Lambert, S., Sheskin, M., Baumard, N., Chevallier, C. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(2016))

Comparing Happiness across the World (Exton, Smith & Vandendriessche, OECD, 2015).

Is happiness the best measure of well-being? (Clark, Working Paper, 2015).

L’économie du bonheur (Senik 2014).

Trust, Well-Being and Growth (Algan Yann, Cahuc Pierre. In: Aghion Philippe, Durlauf Steven N. Handbook of Economic Growth, Elsevier Science, pp.49-120, 2014).

Adaptation and the Easterlin Paradox (Clark, Working Paper, 2014).

Back to baseline in Britain: adaptation in the British household panel survey (Clark & Georgellis, Economica, 2013).

Going Beyond GDP: An OECD Perspective  (Boarini & d’Ercole, The Journal of Applied Public Economics, 2013).

What Makes for a Better Life?: the determinants of subjective well-being in oecd countries – evidence from the gallup world poll ( Boarini,R; Comola, M; Smith, C; Manchin, R; de Keulenaer, F. OECD Statistics Working Papers, 2012).

Measuring well-being across Europe: Description of the ESS well-being module and preliminary findings (Huppert,  Marks,  Clark, Siegrist, Stutzer, Vittersø  & Wahrendorf,  Social Indicators Research,2009). 

Lags and leads in life satisfaction: a test of the baseline hypothesis (Clark, Diener, Georgellis & Lucas, The Economic Journal, 2008).

The curved relationship between subjective well-being and age (Clark & Oswald, Working Paper, 2006).

Alternative measures of well-being  (Boarini, Johansson & d’Ercole, OECD, 2006)

Unemployment alters the set point for life satisfaction (Lucas, Clark, Georgellis & Diener, Psychological Science, 2004).

Reexamining adaptation and the set point model of happiness: reactions to changes in marital status (Lucas, Clark, Georgellis & Diener, Journal of personality and social psychology, 2003).

Well-being in panels (Clark & Oswald, Working Paper, 2002).

A simple statistical method for measuring how life events affect happiness (Clark & Oswald,  International Journal of Epidemiology, 2002).

L’utilité est-elle relative? Analyse à l’aide de données sur les ménages (Clark, Economie & prévision, 1995).