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Does Needs Satisfaction Matter for Psychological and Subjective Wellbeing in Developing Countries: A Mixed-Methods Illustration from Bangladesh and Thailand

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  • Laura Camfield

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  • Monica Guillen-Royo
  • Jackeline Velazco

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Happiness Studies.

Volume (Year): 11 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (August)
Pages: 497-516

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:11:y:2010:i:4:p:497-516

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Keywords: Asia; Thailand; Bangladesh; Subjective wellbeing; Needs; Income; Mixed-methods;

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  1. Monica Guillen-Royo & Laura Camfield & Jackeline Velazco, 2013. "Universal and Local Reconciled: Exploring Satisfaction with Universal and Local Goals in Thailand and Bangladesh," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 113(2), pages 627-645, September.

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