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Happiness and Place: Why Life Is Better Outside of the City


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn
    Pages 1-26
  3. Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn
    Pages 27-45
  4. Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn
    Pages 79-95
  5. Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn
    Pages 96-113
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 114-130

About this book


This book is about places - cities, suburbs and towns - and happiness of people living there. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Okulicz-Kozaryn examines the relations between human happiness and the infrastructure of the places they live. This thought-provoking book argues for the overlooked idea that we are happiest in smaller areas.


city urban urbanization rural nature happiness life satisfaction quality of life subjective well-being well-being

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityCamdenUSA

About the authors

Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn, born in Poland, is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Rutgers University, Camden Campus, USA. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas, USA, in 2008. His work has covered a variety of topics: income inequality, consumption, preferences for redistribution, urban and rural issues, cultural economics, values, religion, and happiness. He is also interested in information technology and computational social science: automation, data mining, data management and text processing.

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