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Why isn't growth making us happier? Utility on the hedonic treadmill

  • Keely, Louise C.
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

    Volume (Year): 57 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 333-355

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