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The Subjectivity Inherent in Objective Measures of Well-Being

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  • Mariano Torras, 2008. "The Subjectivity Inherent in Objective Measures of Well-Being," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 9(4), pages 475-487, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:9:y:2008:i:4:p:475-487
    DOI: 10.1007/s10902-007-9084-z
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    2. Jie Zhou & Yu Xie, 2016. "Does Economic Development Affect Life Satisfaction? A Spatial–Temporal Contextual Analysis in China," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 17(2), pages 643-658, April.
    3. Agnieszka Bojanowska & Anna M. Zalewska, 2016. "Lay Understanding of Happiness and the Experience of Well-Being: Are Some Conceptions of Happiness More Beneficial than Others?," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 17(2), pages 793-815, April.

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