Well-being in Belgium – Beyond Happiness and Income

December 3 2020

Provides a comprehensive overview of the distribution of well-being in Belgium based on an innovative and representative large-scale survey

Looks at the well-being of individuals in a way that goes beyond subjective measures of happiness

Offers tools for policymakers to evaluate social policies while taking into account different dimensions of life and respecting people’s different views on what is important

Shows that the people worst off in society are not necessarily those on low incomes or those who feel unhappy

Authors : Bart Capéau, Laurens Cherchye, Koen Decancq, André Decoster, Bram De Rock, François Maniquet, Annemie Nys, Guillaume Périlleux, Eve Ramaekers, Zoé Rongé, Erik Schokkaert, Frederic Vermeulen.

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A translation to English of:

En faut-il peu pour être heureux ? Conditions de vie, bonheur et bien-être en Belgique

Wat heet dan gelukkig zijn? Geluk, welvaart en welzijn van de Belgen

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