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A Different Rationale for Redistribution: Pursuit of Happiness in the European Union

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  • John Cullis
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  • John Cullis & John Hudson & Philip Jones, 2011. "A Different Rationale for Redistribution: Pursuit of Happiness in the European Union," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 12(2), pages 323-341, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:12:y:2011:i:2:p:323-341
    DOI: 10.1007/s10902-010-9190-1
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    1. C. Bjørnskov & I. Neamtu & N. Westergård-Nielsen, 2012. "GINI Country Report: Growing Inequalities and their Impacts in Denmark," GINI Country Reports denmark, AIAS, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies.
    2. Christian Bjørnskov, 2011. "A Different Rationale for Redistribution: A Comment," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 12(2), pages 343-347, April.
    3. Bruno Frey, 2011. "Tullock challenges: happiness, revolutions, and democracy," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 148(3), pages 269-281, September.
    4. Marta Orviska & Anetta Caplanova & John Hudson, 2014. "The Impact of Democracy on Well-being," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 115(1), pages 493-508, January.

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