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Absolute Income, Relative Income, and Happiness

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  • Kateryna Chernova

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

    Volume (Year): 88 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 497-529

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