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Individual- and Neighbourhood-Level Indicators of Subjective Well-Being in a Small and Poor Eastern Cape Township: The Effect of Health, Social Capital, Marital Status, and Income

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  • J. Cramm

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  • V. Møller

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  • A. Nieboer

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    Volume (Year): 105 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 (February)
    Pages: 581-593

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:105:y:2012:i:3:p:581-593

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    Keywords: Multilevel regression analysis; Neighbourhood socioeconomic status; Deprived communities; Subjective well-being; South Africa;

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    1. 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.
    2. Victoria Ateca-Amestoy & Alexandra Aguilar & Ana Moro-Egido, 2014. "Social Interactions and Life Satisfaction: Evidence from Latin America," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 15(3), pages 527-554, June.

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