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The China Puzzle: Falling Happiness in a Rising Economy

  • Hilke Brockmann
  • Jan Delhey


  • Christian Welzel
  • Hao Yuan

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Happiness Studies.

Volume (Year): 10 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 (August)
Pages: 387-405

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:10:y:2009:i:4:p:387-405
DOI: 10.1007/s10902-008-9095-4
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