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Bienestar subjetivo y crecimiento económico: analizando la paradoja del crecimiento infeliz en la Encuesta Mundial Gallup


  • Pablo Gluzmann



La “paradoja del crecimiento infeliz” que encuentran tanto Lora y Chaparro (2008) como Deaton (2008) en la Encuesta Mundial Gallup (EMG) de 2006 es inconsistente con la literatura en términos del impacto del ingreso sobre el bienestar en el corto plazo. Este trabajo incorpora alternativamente indicadores de desigualdad y el cambio en el bienestar subjetivo al análisis internacional de corte transversal. Del primer ejercicio se observa que la desigualdad no permite explicar la paradoja. Del segundo se concluye que los resultados de la EMG 2006 se vuelven compatibles con la literatura en el corto plazo al especificar correctamente la relación.

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  • Pablo Gluzmann, 2013. "Bienestar subjetivo y crecimiento económico: analizando la paradoja del crecimiento infeliz en la Encuesta Mundial Gallup," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0152, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
  • Handle: RePEc:dls:wpaper:0152

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    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • O49 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Other
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries

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