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Would You Like to Know What Makes People Happy? An Overview of the Datasets on Subjective Well-Being


  • Nattavudh Powdthavee


type="main" xml:lang="en"> This article provides a guide for young economists wishing to conduct well-being research. It describes the different data sources commonly used in the study of people's subjective well-being, as well as provides a brief discussion on the types of well-being measures available within each dataset.

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  • Nattavudh Powdthavee, 2015. "Would You Like to Know What Makes People Happy? An Overview of the Datasets on Subjective Well-Being," Australian Economic Review, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, vol. 48(3), pages 314-320, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ausecr:v:48:y:2015:i:3:p:314-320

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    3. Akay, Alpaslan & Bargain, Olivier & Elsayed, Ahmed, 2018. "Everybody's a Victim? Global Terror, Well-Being and Political Attitudes," Working Papers in Economics 733, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
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    5. Kesavayuth, Dusanee & Zikos, Vasileios, 2016. "Does well-being help you with unemployment?," MPRA Paper 71918, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Dusanee Kesavayuth & Vasileios Zikos, 2018. "Happy People Are Less Likely To Be Unemployed: Psychological Evidence From Panel Data," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 36(2), pages 277-291, April.

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