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La croissance rend-elle heureux ? La réponse des données subjectives

  • Claudia Senik

    (EEP-PSE - Ecole d'Économie de Paris - Paris School of Economics - Ecole d'Économie de Paris, UP4 - Université Paris 4, Paris-Sorbonne - Université Paris IV - Paris Sorbonne - Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, PSE - Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques - CNRS : UMR8545 - École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC) - École normale supérieure [ENS] - Paris)

  • Andrew E. Clark

    (EEP-PSE - Ecole d'Économie de Paris - Paris School of Economics - Ecole d'Économie de Paris, PSE - Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques - CNRS : UMR8545 - École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC) - École normale supérieure [ENS] - Paris, IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor - IZA)

Le recours aux données subjectives permet d'analyser le lien entre revenu et bien-être individuel. Depuis le paradoxe d'Easterlin, de nombreux travaux ont essayé d'expliquer pourquoi au niveau agrégé, la croissance du revenu national ne semblait pas nécessairement entraîner celle du bien-être. L'ensemble de travaux empiriques présentés ici mettent au jour des phénomènes de comparaison de revenu, d'adaptation et d'anticipations qui, se compensant, rendent parfois invisible le lien agrégé entre croissance et bonheur. Au total, cet ensemble de travaux montre que les individus évaluent leur situation à l'aune de leurs aspirations ; celles-ci jouent un rôle favorable ou néfaste, selon qu'elles sont perçues comme potentiellement réalisables ou non.

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