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Globalization's winners and losers--Evidence from life satisfaction data, 1975-2001

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  • Hessami, Zohal

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Using data for the EU-15 countries from 1975 to 2001, we find that globalization has especially increased the subjective well-being of high-skilled workers, right-wing voters, high-income earners, and of respondents that trust the WTO, the World Bank, and the IMF.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 250-253

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:3:p:250-253

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Keywords: Life satisfaction Well-being Globalization Heckscher-Ohlin theorem;

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  1. Barbara Dluhosch & Daniel Horgos, 2013. "Trading Up the Happiness Ladder," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 113(3), pages 973-990, September.
  2. Jac C. Heckelman & Andrew T. Young, 2014. "How Global is Globalization?," Working Papers 14-08, Department of Economics, West Virginia University.
  3. Berggren, Niclas & Nilsson, Therese, 2014. "Globalization and the Transmission of Social Values: The Case of Tolerance," Working Paper Series 1007, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
  4. Thushyanthan Baskaran & Zohal Hessami, 2012. "Public education spending in a globalized world:," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 19(5), pages 677-707, October.
  5. Guerriero, Marta & Sen, Kunal, 2012. "What Determines the Share of Labour in National Income? A Cross-Country Analysis," IZA Discussion Papers 6643, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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  7. Kaitlyn R. Wolf & Andrew T. Young, 2014. "Globalization and Income Convergence," Working Papers 14-07, Department of Economics, West Virginia University.

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