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Does consumption buy happiness? Evidence from the United States

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  • Thomas DeLeire

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  • Ariel Kalil

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Article provided by Springer in its journal International Review of Economics.

Volume (Year): 57 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 163-176

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Handle: RePEc:spr:inrvec:v:57:y:2010:i:2:p:163-176

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Keywords: Happiness; Leisure; Consumption; D12; I31;

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  1. Kerwin Kofi Charles & Erik Hurst & Nikolai Roussanov, 2009. "Conspicuous Consumption and Race," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 124(2), pages 425-467, May.
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Cited by:
  1. Rasheed, Farooq & Rauf, Shahnaz A & Ahmad, Eatzaz, 2011. "Happiness in Solow Growth Model," MPRA Paper 43400, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 30 Oct 2011.
  2. Liselot Hudders & Mario Pandelaere, 2012. "The Silver Lining of Materialism: The Impact of Luxury Consumption on Subjective Well-Being," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 13(3), pages 411-437, June.
  3. Yuval Palgi, 2013. "Ongoing Cumulative Chronic Stressors as Predictors of Well-Being in the Second Half of Life," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 1127-1144, August.
  4. Benedetto Gui & Luca Stanca, 2010. "Happiness and relational goods: well-being and interpersonal relations in the economic sphere," International Review of Economics, Springer, vol. 57(2), pages 105-118, June.

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