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Aspirations, Attainments, and Satisfaction: Life Cycle Differences Between American Women and Men

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  • Anke Plagnol & Richard Easterlin, 2008. "Aspirations, Attainments, and Satisfaction: Life Cycle Differences Between American Women and Men," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 9(4), pages 601-619, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:9:y:2008:i:4:p:601-619
    DOI: 10.1007/s10902-008-9106-5
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    2. Richard Easterlin, 2001. "Life Cycle Welfare: Trends and Differences," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 2(1), pages 1-12, March.
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