Valérie Wyns's scientific contributions

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This chapter focuses on objective quality of life or well‐being, or to use Veenhoven's phrasing, “the degree to which a life meets explicit standards of the good life, as assessed by an impartial outsider”. Objective quality of life is to be distinguished from subjective quality of life, or “self‐appraisal based on implicit criteria”. Absence of pe...
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The cross-cultural application of happiness studies has led to many interesting results over the last few decades. The merits of this field of research are widely recognized, resulting for instance in government strategies taking into account the scores of the World Happiness Index, rather than just Gross National Product and other economic paramet...