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Graham, Carol 1962-

Overview
Works: 87 works in 287 publications in 2 languages and 14,722 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Creator
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Most widely held works by Carol Graham
The pursuit of happiness : an economy of well-being by Carol Graham( )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focuses on the role in the policymaking process of new metrics for measuring the effects on individual well-being of institutional, macroeconomic, and policy environments--for example, the effects of macroeconomic uncertainty and lack of access to health insurance--as well as the effects of factors such as commuting time, divorce, job status, and obesity"--Provided by publisher
New markets, new opportunities? : economic and social mobility in a changing world( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Beyond tradeoffs : market reforms and equitable growth in Latin America( )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this book propose new ways of reducing inequality, not by growth-inhibiting transfers and regulations, but by enhancing efficiency--eliminating consumption subsidies for the wealthy, increasing the productivity of the poor, and shifting to a more labor-and-skill-demanding growth path ... [They] draw on discussions at a conference sponsored by the IDB and the MacArthur Foundation, titled "Inequality-Reducing Growth in Latin America," held in Washington, D.C. in January 1997"--Foreword
Happiness and hardship : opportunity and insecurity in new market economies by Carol Graham( )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Paradox and perception : measuring quality of life in Latin America( )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Improves our understanding of the determinants of well-being in Latin America using a broad "quality-of-life" concept that challenges standard assumptions in economics, including those about the relationship between happiness and income. Builds upon new economic approaches related to the study of happiness, finding some paradoxes as respondents evaluate their well-being"--Provided by publisher
Happiness around the world : the paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionaires by Carol Graham( )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text reviews the theory and concepts of happiness, explaining how these concepts underpin a line of research which is both an attempt to understand the determinants of happiness and a tool for understanding the effects of a host of phenomena on human well being
Private markets for public goods : raising the stakes in economic reform by Carol Graham( )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the use of market incentives to improve the quality and supply of public goods. Carol Graham examines the effects of market-based strategies on the performance of public institutions, the political sustainability of market reforms, and social equity. She examines reform experiences in education and health care services, social security, and the privatization of state-owned enterprises across a range of countries and income contexts, with case studies drawn from Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Europe
Happiness for all? : unequal hopes and lives in pursuit of the American dream by Carol Graham( )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Declaration of Independence states that all people are endowed with certain unalienable rights, and that among these is the pursuit of happiness. But is happiness equally available to everyone in America today? How about elsewhere in the world? Carol Graham draws on cutting-edge research linking income inequality with well-being to show how the widening prosperity gap has led to rising inequality in people's beliefs, hopes, and aspirations.For the United States and other developed countries, the high costs of being poor are most evident not in material deprivation but rather in stress, insecurity, and lack of hope. The result is an optimism gap between rich and poor that, if left unchecked, could lead to an increasingly divided society. Graham reveals how people who do not believe in their own futures are unlikely to invest in them, and how the consequences can range from job instability and poor education to greater mortality rates, failed marriages, and higher rates of incarceration. She describes how the optimism gap is reflected in the very words people use—the wealthy use words that reflect knowledge acquisition and healthy behaviors, while the words of the poor reflect desperation, short-term outlooks, and patchwork solutions. She also explains why the least optimistic people in America are poor whites, not poor blacks or Hispanics.Happiness for All? highlights the importance of well-being measures in identifying and monitoring trends in life satisfaction and optimism—and misery and despair—and demonstrates how hope and happiness can lead to improved economic outcomes
Brookings trade forum, 2004 : globalization, poverty and inequality by Susan Margaret Collins( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brookings Trade Forum is a series of annual volumes that provide authoritative and in-depth analysis on current and emerging issues in international economics...This fifth issue examines the recent currency crises, with edited versions of the papers and comments presented at a conference held at the Brookings Institution, May 2, 2002."--
Safety nets, politics, and the poor : transitions to market economies by Carol Graham( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines these trade-offs in detail, with a particular focus on how political and institutional contexts affect the kinds of safety nets that are implemented. For example, reaching the poor and vulnerable with safety nets tends to be more difficult in closed-party systems where entrenched interest groups have a monopoly on state benefits. In contrast, dramatic political change or rapid implementation of economic reform undermines the influence of such groups and therefore can provide unique political opportunities to redirect resources to the poor
A half penny on the federal dollar : the future of development aid by Michael E O'Hanlon( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peru's APRA : parties, politics, and the elusive quest for democracy by Carol Graham( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From emergency employment to social investment : alleviating poverty in Chile by Carol Graham( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Deepening of market based reform : Bolivia's capitalization program by Josef C Brada( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving the odds : political strategies for institutional reform in Latin America by Carol Graham( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reformar es posible : estrategias políticas para la reforma institucional en América Latina by Carol Graham( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brookings Trade Forum 2006( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brookings trade forum 2004 : Globalization, poverty, and inequality( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subjective Wellbeing in Colombia Some Insights on Vulnerability, Job Security, and Relative Incomes by Alexander Krauss( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burgeoning literature explores the extent to which consumption or income inadequately reflect people's subjective wellbeing, just as GDP at times can provide an incomplete and misleading picture of national wellbeing. Scholars are increasingly using data on subjective wellbeing to complement traditional welfare indicators and to enrich our understanding of wellbeing and quality of life. The paper builds on the present research but it analyzes a much broader, more interdisciplinary, and more policy-relevant range of potential determinants simultaneously than currently existing in the literature on subjective wellbeing. It first analyzes the relative importance of a wide range of characteristics and conditions at the individual, household, regional and macro levels on levels of subjective wellbeing in Colombia in 2010/11; and second, assesses the marginal effects of a number of factors on perceived changes in levels of subjective wellbeing over time for the same respondents from 2008/09 to 2010/11. Findings show that increasing the quality of life of Colombians is largely conditional on minimizing risks and vulnerabilities: reducing the rate and duration of unemployment; improving the delivery of public health services; increasing the share of people with health and pension plans; enhancing safety and security in communities; and reducing levels of discrimination. It finds that job loss has particularly strong effects on levels of satisfaction that are larger than those for increased income, while also controlling for a decrease in income that is often related to being unemployed, suggesting that the human welfare (non-pecuniary) costs of unemployment are driving the strong effects. Moreover, any job, even a low-quality job, is overall better for one's subjective wellbeing than being unemployed. Finally, policy aimed at improving people's subjective wellbeing will likely have the greatest impact if focused on mitigating vulnerabilities and negative shocks that people face
Social action programs and social funds : a review of design and implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa by Alexandre Marc( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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New markets, new opportunities? : economic and social mobility in a changing world
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New markets, new opportunities? : economic and social mobility in a changing worldBeyond tradeoffs : market reforms and equitable growth in Latin AmericaHappiness and hardship : opportunity and insecurity in new market economiesParadox and perception : measuring quality of life in Latin AmericaHappiness around the world : the paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionairesPrivate markets for public goods : raising the stakes in economic reformBrookings trade forum, 2004 : globalization, poverty and inequalitySafety nets, politics, and the poor : transitions to market economies
Alternative Names
Carol Graham Amerikaans politicologe

Carol Graham politóloga estadounidense

Carol Graham politóloga estauxunidense

Graham, Carol L. 1962-

Graham, Carol Lee 1962-

Кэрол Грэхэм

קרול גרהם

كارول غراهام عالمة سياسة من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

グラハム, キャロル

Languages
English (191)

Spanish (9)