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¿Cómo medir la felicidad?

Claves de Políticas Públicas #4, Instituto de Políticas Públicas, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile 10/2011;

ABSTRACT El interés en medir la felicidad es compartido por muchas autoridades, académicos y profesionales comprometidos con mejorar el bienestar no monetario de las personas. Organismos internacionales como la OCDE y la ONU apoyan oficialmente la implementación de mediciones de felicidad y bienestar subjetivo. Chile y otros países como Bután, Francia e Inglaterra han seguido estas recomendaciones e incorporado mediciones de la felicidad en sus censos y encuestas de hogares. La medición de la felicidad es claramente un tema en boga a nivel internacional. La penetración del tema se puede apreciar en la Figura 1, que muestra un crecimiento acelerado en el número anual de publicaciones y noticias sobre felicidad en español, inglés y francés. En esta Clave para Políticas Públicas queremos apoyar las iniciativas de medición de la felicidad en Chile y otros países entregando recomendaciones basadas en la evidencia acerca de cómo medir la felicidad de forma válida, confiable, eficiente y concordante con los estándares internacionales.

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