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The Relation Between Life Satisfaction and the Material Situation: A Re-Evaluation Using Alternative Measures

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

    Volume (Year): 98 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 475-499

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