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Subjective Well-being in Rural India: The Curse of Conspicuous Consumption

  • Rik Linssen

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  • Luuk Kempen
  • Gerbert Kraaykamp
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

    Volume (Year): 101 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 57-72

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