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The Subjectivity Inherent in Objective Measures of Well-Being

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  • Mariano Torras

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

    Volume (Year): 9 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 475-487

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    Keywords: Well-being indicators; Quality of life; Subjectivity; Subjective measurements; Rationality; Commensurability ; Comparability;

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