How do we measure wellbeing and how is it determined? To investigate this question, the author takes the reader from Uganda to Bolivia, from a computer laboratory to a college sorority. In the different chapters, she explores how telephone use affects economic wellbeing, how our happiness and behaviour are influenced by others, and how income inequalities in our societies can impact how much we trust the people around us.

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Keywords well-being, welfare, economic development, Uganda, Bolivia
Promotor Ph.H.B.F. Franses (Philip Hans)
Publisher Thela Thesis, Amsterdam , Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Series Tinbergen Instituut Research Series
Note This book is no. 596 of the Tinbergen Institute Research Series, established through cooperation between Thela Thesis and the Tinbergen Institute.
Blauw, S.L. (2014, December 19). Well-to-do or doing well? Empirical studies of wellbeing and development (No. 596). Tinbergen Instituut Research Series. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from