Title: How to increase well-being in a context of degrowth
Authors: ANDREONI ValeriaGALMARINI Stefano
Citation: FUTURES vol. 55 p. 78-89
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC59076
ISSN: 0016-3287
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001632871300150X
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC59076
DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2013.10.021
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: In this paper, a model of well-being, based on the concepts of sphere of needs and capitals, is proposed and used to investigate the effects of degrowth. Reciprocity work, considered here as an element of degrowth, is introduced into the well-being equation and the effects generated on well-being are investigated. A preliminary analysis demonstrates the lack of formal models of degrowth. This is due to, on one hand, an a priori ideological rejection by degrowth supporters and promoters of any formal framing; on the other to the fact that existing approaches fail, for different reasons, to comprehensively represent the definition of degrowth. The framework adopted is valid and viable and a good starting point for future research and developments. The idea of a formal representation of degrowth so that it could be made a concrete research subjects, is strongly supported.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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