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Why isn't growth making us happier? : utility on the hedonic treadmill

  • Keely,L.C.

    (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Social Systems Research Institute)

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    Paper provided by Wisconsin Madison - Social Systems in its series Working papers with number 22.

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    Date of creation: 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:att:wimass:200322

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