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Table of Contents

Part I Historical Conceptions of Well-Being over the Long Term

1 The Search for Well-Being: From Ancient to Modern Times
Richard J. Estes
3
2 Western Historical Traditions of Well-Being
Alex C. Michalos and Daniel Weijers
31
3 East Asian Historical Traditions of Well-Being
Shawn Arthur and Victor H. Mair
59
4 Well-Being in India: A Historical and Anthropological Report
Isabelle Clark-Decès and Frederick M. Smith
83
5 Islamic Conceptions of Well-Being
Mohsen Joshanloo
108

Part II Domains of Well-Being

6 How We Measure Well-Being: The Data Behind the History of Well-Being
M. Joseph Sirgy, Richard J. Estes, and Audrey N. Selian
135

Part III Regional Analyses of the History and Contemporary State of Well-Being Since World War II

7 New Beginnings in an Ancient Region: Well-Being in Sub-Saharan Africa
Valerie Møller and Benjamin Roberts
161
8 Well-Being in Latin America
Mariano Rojas and José de Jesús García Vega
217
9 Well-Being in Canada and the United States
Richard J. Estes, Kenneth C. Land, Alex C. Michalos, Rhonda Phillips, and M. Joseph Sirgy
257
10 The History of Well-Being in East Asia: From Global Conflict to Global Leadership
Takashi Inoguchi and Richard J. Estes
301
11 The History of Well-Being in South Asia
Vijay Kumar Shrotryia and Krishna Mazumdar
349
12 The History of Well-Being in Southeast Asia
Mahar Mangahas and Edilberto C. De Jesus
381
13 The History of Well-Being in Europe
Wolfgang Glatzer and Jürgen Kohl
409
14 The History of Well-Being in Oceania
Robert A. Cummins and Tanja Capic
453
15 Well-Being in the Transition Economies of the Successor States of the Former Soviet Union: The Challenges of Change
Carol Graham and Aurite Werman
493
16 The History of Well-Being in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Habib Tiliouine and Mohammed Meziane
523
17 Well-Being of Circumpolar Arctic Peoples: The Quest for Continuity
Birger Poppel
565

Part IV Special Issues Related to the Well-Being of Nations and Population Groups

18 The History of Well-Being and the Global Progress of Women
Elizabeth Eckermann
609
19 The Role of Technology in the History of Well-Being: Transformative Market Phenomena Over Time
Audrey N. Selian and Lee McKnight
639

Part V Epilogue

20 The History of Well-Being in Global Perspective
Richard J. Estes and M. Joseph Sirgy
691
Appendices 743