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Subjective Well-Being and Social Capital in Belgian Communities. The Impact of Community Characteristics on Subjective Well-Being Indicators in Belgium

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  • Marc Hooghe

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  • Bram Vanhoutte
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

    Volume (Year): 100 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 17-36

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:100:y:2011:i:1:p:17-36

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    Keywords: Subjective well-being; Community characteristics; Belgium; Multi-level research; Social indicators Flanders; European social survey;

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    1. Mariska Horst & Hilde Coffé, 2012. "How Friendship Network Characteristics Influence Subjective Well-Being," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 107(3), pages 509-529, July.
    2. Sehee Han & Heaseung Kim & Hee-Sun Lee, 2013. "A Multilevel Analysis of the Compositional and Contextual Association of Social Capital and Subjective Well-Being in Seoul, South Korea," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 111(1), pages 185-202, March.
    3. Sehee Han & Heaseung Kim & Eung-Sun Lee & Hee-Sun Lee, 2013. "The Contextual and Compositional Associations of Social Capital and Subjective Happiness: A Multilevel Analysis from Seoul, South Korea," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 1183-1200, August.
    4. Emanuele Blasi & Maria Nucera & Clara Cicatiello & Silvio Franco, 2013. "Socio-demographic Components of Eudaimonic Well-Being: A Survey in an Italian Province," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 113(1), pages 451-470, August.
    5. Jacqueline Beuningen & Hans Schmeets, 2013. "Developing a Social Capital Index for the Netherlands," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 113(3), pages 859-886, September.

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