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The Relation Between Life Satisfaction and the Material Situation: A Re-Evaluation Using Alternative Measures

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  • Bernhard Christoph

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

    Volume (Year): 98 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 475-499

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:98:y:2010:i:3:p:475-499

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    Keywords: Subjective well-being; Standard of living; Income;

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    Cited by:
    1. Maria Pereira & Filipe Coelho, 2013. "Untangling the Relationship Between Income and Subjective Well-Being: The Role of Perceived Income Adequacy and Borrowing Constraints," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 14(3), pages 985-1005, June.
    2. Sylvia Jansen, 2013. "Why is Housing Always Satisfactory? A Study into the Impact of Preference and Experience on Housing Appreciation," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 113(3), pages 785-805, September.

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