Born lucky – or just lucky to be born rich? A note
AbstractA paper by social psychologists proclaimed that, for UK citizens, it could be shown that being born in the summer half-year was associated with a significantly higher belief in being lucky, compared with being born in the winter half-year. Are we that much determined by nonsocial forces? A test with German data about well-being also yielded a summer high, but smaller and somewhat time-lagged. However, the observed peak in well-being in the summer half-year was entirely due to a corresponding seasonal class distribution of births.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Public Policy.
Volume (Year): 5 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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happiness; class structure; education; Germany; UK; United Kingdom; seasons; summer; winter; social psychology; beliefs; determinants; wealth; luck; births; seasonal class distribution; birth rates; non-social forces; public policy; governance.;
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