Is Well-being Measurable After All?

Anna Alexandrova
2016 Public Health Ethics  
In Valuing Health, Dan Hausman argues that well-being is not measurable, at least not in the way that science and policy would require. His argument depends on a demanding conception of well-being and on a pessimistic verdict upon the existing measures of subjective well-being. Neither of these reasons, I argue, warrant as much skepticism as Hausman professes.
doi:10.1093/phe/phw015 fatcat:6rophkotg5dy5nnx7vfprgl2de