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How Comparable are the Gallup World Poll Life Satisfaction Data?


  • Christian Bjørnskov



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  • Christian Bjørnskov, 2010. "How Comparable are the Gallup World Poll Life Satisfaction Data?," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 41-60, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:11:y:2010:i:1:p:41-60 DOI: 10.1007/s10902-008-9121-6

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    1. Chen, Chiang-Ming & Yeh, Chia-Yu & Chang, Ching-Hsing, 2014. "Volunteering And Life Satisfaction : An Investigation Of Endogeneity," Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, vol. 55(1), pages 21-32, June.
    2. Pei-shan Liao, 2014. "More Happy or Less Unhappy? Comparison of the Balanced and Unbalanced Designs for the Response Scale of General Happiness," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 15(6), pages 1407-1423, December.
    3. Karl Aiginger & Kurt Kratena & Margit Schratzenstaller & Teresa Weiss, 2014. "Moving towards a new growth model," WWWforEurope Deliverables series 3, WWWforEurope.

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