Laimės ekonomikos ir felicitarinės politikos perspektyva Lietuvoje
Reorientation of society development is the objective of policy in more than one country at present, but continuous economic extention models are vital in Lithuania up to now. There is lack of scientific articles about happiness economics and its principles in Lithuania. The main facts about happiness economics and felicitate policy are presented in this article. It might be expected, that some ideas posed in the article will help to implement the new policy approach in many areas of public life. The key goals of felicitate policy are to change the social-economic development indicators, to improve asset and income utilization, and labor relations, to support a happy family, to focus on happy personality formation, to increase satisfaction with the health care system, the quality of state management, and social capital. The aim of the research was to analyse the attitudes toward happiness economics. The research was conducted in 2011 - 2012. The methods applied were questionnaire, group discussion and semi-structured interview. The first group consisted of 429 adult persons who had the experience of communication with politicians, the second group - 67 candidats of Lithuanian Parliament election and their staff members. The research results revealed the fact that 27 (6,2 %) participants of the first group and 37 (55 %) were familiar with happiness economics and felicitate policy. There was a difference in the groups attitudes toward the inclusion of GNH (gross national happiness) index in national statistics.
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