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Happiness around the World: the paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionaires

LSE public lecture


The determinants of happiness are remarkably similar around the world, in countries as different as Afghanistan, the U.S, and Chile. Income matters to happiness but only so much; friends, freedom, and employment are good for happiness, while crime, poor health, and divorce are bad. Paradoxically, however, people in places like Afghanistan can be as happy as those in much wealthier and safer ones like Chile. One explanation is the remarkable human capacity to adapt to adversity and hardship. While adaptation may be a good thing for individual wellbeing, it can also result in collective tolerance for bad equilibrium which are difficult for societies to escape from.


Speaker(s):

Professor Carole Graham | talks
Professor Lord Laylard | talks

 

Date and Time:

3 December 2009 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Old Theatre, London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton St
London
WC2A 2AE


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London School of Economics & Political Science
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