Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 May 2021

464 Pages | 37 Figures, 31 Tables


ISBN: 9780192896803

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A Handbook for Wellbeing Policy-Making

History, Theory, Measurement, Implementation, and Examples

Paul Frijters and Christian Krekel

  • Introduces the concept of subjective wellbeing, direct measurement
  • Discusses how wellbeing fits into today's political economy and how it can complement or replace current practices
  • Derives technical standards for cost-effectiveness analysis based on wellbeing
  • Compares existing practices for resource allocation (mostly cost-benefit analysis) with wellbeing cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Provides a holistic thinking about wellbeing in government, from a whole-government perspective
  • Gives roadmaps and practical examples

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