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Ways by which Comparable Income Affects Life Satisfaction in Hong Kong

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  • Chau-kiu Cheung

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  • Kwan-kwok Leung
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

    Volume (Year): 87 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (May)
    Pages: 169-187

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:87:y:2008:i:1:p:169-187

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    Keywords: Life satisfaction; Income inequality; Social comparison; Relative deprivation; Social identity; Optimal distinctiveness;

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    1. Peiro, Amado, 2006. "Happiness, satisfaction and socio-economic conditions: Some international evidence," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 35(2), pages 348-365, April.
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    5. John Iceland & Josh Kim, 2001. "Poverty among Working Families: New Insights from an Improved Poverty Measure," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 82(2), pages 253-267.
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    1. Ingrid Nielsen & Russell Smyth & Qingguo Zhai, 2010. "Subjective Well-Being of China’s Off-Farm Migrants," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 315-333, June.
    2. Po-Keung Ip & Yuet-Wah Cheung, 2014. "Probing Folk Happiness in Taiwan," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 117(3), pages 689-703, July.

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