Las Vegas Sun

April 23, 2014

Currently: 63° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Brookings Mountain West presents "Does Access to Information Make People Happier?"

Brookings Mountain West presents “Does Access to Information Technology Make People Happier? Insights from Well-being Surveys from around the World,” a talk by Carol Graham, senior fellow, Global Economy and Development.

This lecture summarizes new research on the relationship between access to cell phones, TV, and the internet and subjective well-being worldwide. Technology access is positive for well-being in general, but with diminishing marginal returns for those who already have much access. It is also associated with increased stress and anger among cohorts for whom access to the technologies is new. The increased financial inclusion in very poor countries that comes with cell phones and mobile banking also has effects on well-being. Well-being levels are higher in the countries with higher levels of access to mobile banking, but so are stress and anger. This is in keeping with the author’s earlier research, which shows that while development raises aggregate levels of well-being in the long run, high levels of frustration often accompany the process, and can help explain unexpected social unrest at times that countries are experiencing significant economic progress.

Admission Information:
This lecture is free and open to the public. No reservation or ticket required.

When: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

Where: UNLV Greenspun Hall, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas

Cost: Not available

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures

Event posted Dec. 20, 2013
Last updated Dec. 20, 2013

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Submit an event »

« Previous | Next »

Editor's Picks

Today

Lunch and Learn Educational Series
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Pub Quiz
Shakespeare's Grille & Pub | time TBA
2014 Football Bowl Association
The Palazzo Resort Hotel and Casino

Thursday

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allied Wellness Conference
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
Vegas Nocturne
Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
Blind Taste at Double Helix Wine Bar
Double Helix at Palazzo

Friday

Bobby Rydell
Suncoast Showroom | 19:30:00
Ghost, King Dude
House of Blues | 7:30 p.m.
Tracy Morgan
Treasure Island Theatre | 9 p.m.

Saturday

Las Vegas Foodie Fest
The Strip
Eric Church
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas | 8 p.m.
Boney James
Clark County Government Center | 8 p.m.

Sunday

Las Vegas Foodie Fest
The Strip
AN21
Encore Beach Club | 11 a.m.
Above & Beyond
Hakkasan

Monday

Forever Motor City
The Riviera | 9 p.m.
Human Experience at The Beat
The Beat Coffeehouse
Monday Night Karaoke
The Beauty Bar

Tuesday

Creativity and the Word
Whitney Library | 6:30 p.m.
Forever Doo Wop
The Riviera | 7 p.m.
Pub Quiz
Shakespeare's Grille & Pub | time TBA