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The Notion of Well‐Being

Partha Dasgupta

in Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247882
eISBN:
9780191596100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247889.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A pluralist conception of personal well‐being is advanced. The conception includes the material sources of well‐being and the ability of a person to exercise various kinds of freedom. It is argued ... More


Economic Welfare Measurement and Human Well-Being

Avner Offer

in The Challenge of Affluence

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216628
eISBN:
9780191696015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216628.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter considers how the resources of well-being are conventionally evaluated, and in particular, the impact of economic resources on subjective and social well-being. Affluence has liberated ... More


Why Measure Well‐Being?

Partha Dasgupta

in Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247882
eISBN:
9780191596100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247889.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Reasons for seeking an index of social well‐being are identified in this chapter. Four are given prominence: (1) to compare well‐being across countries (or communities); (2) to compare well‐being ... More


Intergenerational Well‐Being

Partha Dasgupta

in Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247882
eISBN:
9780191596100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247889.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter offers a framework for developing the notion of inter‐generational well‐being, or ‘social well‐being’ for short.


Social Health

Ian McDowell

in Measuring Health: A guide to rating scales and questionnaires

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195165678
eISBN:
9780199864034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Most definitions of health refer to physical, emotional, and social well-being. This chapter focuses on the social component and reviews measures of social adjustment, social disability, social ... More


* A well-being manifesto for a flourishing society 1

Nic Marks and Hetan Shah

in The Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567523
eISBN:
9780191693670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents the key points of the well-being manifesto developed by the new economics foundation, a think tank in London, to provide a guide for ‘well-being politics’ that may help ... More


Policy Reforms

Partha Dasgupta

in Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247882
eISBN:
9780191596100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247889.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

It is shown that the correct way to evaluate a public project is to compare reductions in consumption arising from the investment outlay with the increase in wealth that the investment helps to ... More


Positive Psychology: Fuzzy Boundaries, Growing Pains, and Emerging Challenges

Seema Mehrotra and Ravikesh Tripathi

in Psychology: Volume 1: Cognitive and Affective Processes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199498840
eISBN:
9780190990596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498840.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

The field of positive psychology is a relatively recent addition to the research agenda of Indian psychologists. This chapter comprehensively examines the themes pursued in this field. It begins with ... More


Social networks and animal welfare

Brianne A. Beisner and Brenda McCowan

in Animal Social Networks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199679041
eISBN:
9780191794094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679041.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The use of social network analysis for the detection and description of the patterns and quality of interactions among animals has significant potential to improve animal welfare. Detection of ... More


Psychosexual problems in gynaecological malignancy

Lisa Punt

in Palliative Care Consultations in Gynaeoncology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528067
eISBN:
9780191730351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528067.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological malignancies in a woman creates a trauma that immensely impacts her psychosexual functioning. She may often be faced with a feeling of uncertainty, ... More


Natural Foods: Feeding the Body and Nourishing the Soul

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the activities of gardening and foraging that are part of the dacha lifestyle and investigates how the value which Russians place on “natural foods” reveals concerns with ... More


E pluribus unum [One Out of Many]

Jim Leitzel

in Concepts in Law and Economics: A Guide for the Curious

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190213978
eISBN:
9780190214005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213978.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

A person living in complete isolation will serve society’s interests when she serves her own interests because she constitutes all of her society. When multiple people share a society, however, we ... More


Big Business Stability and Social Welfare

Kathy Fogel, Randall Morck, and Bernard Yeung

in Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386843
eISBN:
9780226386867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386867.003.0024
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines whether countries with more business stability pay the price of lower growth but also reap the benefits of greater social justice. That is, it asks whether greater business ... More


Changing conceptions of lifelong education/learning

Peter Mayo

in Higher Education in a Globalising World: Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526140920
eISBN:
9781526146700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140937.00008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The chapter focuses on the development of the concept from the expansive UNESCO notion of Lifelong Education (LLE) to the more economic oriented one of Lifelong Learning (LLL) as propounded by the ... More


Friends, Secrets, and Lies

Henry M. Wellman

in Reading Minds: How Childhood Teaches Us to Understand People

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190878672
eISBN:
9780190090005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878672.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines children’s theory of mind and how it can affect children’s, and adults’, lives. A key window on all of this is children’s understanding, achieved in the preschool years, that ... More


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