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Determinants of subjective well-being in high and low income countries: Do happiness equations differ across countries?

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► Present work tests the cross-country comparability of a happiness equation including proxies of social capital and relational goods. ► It focuses on two extremely opposite groups of countries: the richest and the poorest ones. ► The happiness equation is stable in the two groups of countries. ► Proxies of relational goods are positively correlated with subjective well-being. ► Social capital is a significant correlate of subjective well-being with stronger coefficients in high income countries.

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  • Sarracino, Francesco, 2013. "Determinants of subjective well-being in high and low income countries: Do happiness equations differ across countries?," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 51-66.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:soceco:v:42:y:2013:i:c:p:51-66
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socec.2012.11.006
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