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Subjective Well-Being, Societal Condition and Social Policy – The Case Study of a Rich Chinese Society

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  • Ka Wong
  • Bong Mok

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  • Chack Wong & Ka Wong & Bong Mok, 2006. "Subjective Well-Being, Societal Condition and Social Policy – The Case Study of a Rich Chinese Society," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 78(3), pages 405-428, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:78:y:2006:i:3:p:405-428
    DOI: 10.1007/s11205-005-1604-9
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