Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

  • Everyday economics and non parents

    The Happiness Gap Between Parents and Non-Parents

    May 10, 15 • 254 Views • No Comments

    Although highly educated women have started having more children, academic studies indicate that children do not necessarily help our subjective well-being......  [read more]

  • Monkeys, Economics and Happiness

    Sep 7, 12 • 448 Views • 1 Comment

    Behavioral economists might be able to explain our response to income inequality. In a paper on money and happiness, economist Richard Easterlin initially asks the reader how she feels if her income rises. Then he asks how she reacts when it stays the same.......  [read more]

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    A Happiness Check

    Oct 9, 11 • 377 Views • No Comments

    The jobs, income and wealth scene is a bit bleak. Unemployment has soared, many workers are earning less, the government owes a ton of money, the stock market has been down, up, and down again, housing prices have plummeted and 25% of us have lost more than......  [read more]

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    Which College Majors Earn More?

    Jul 14, 11 • 307 Views • No Comments

    Although the unemployment rate is 9.2% for the entire labor force, it is 4.4% for college grads (and 10% for high school graduates, no college). But which college graduates earn more? It depends on your undergraduate major. Counseling psychology or petroleum......  [read more]

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    Money and Happiness

    Apr 26, 11 • 405 Views • No Comments

    It is possible, after all, that money can make us happy. A recent Brookings paper from 3 University of Pennsylvania researchers concluded that people experience greater “subjective well-being” or life satisfaction when they are more affluent.......  [read more]