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Does relative income matter for the very poor? - Evidence from rural Ethiopia

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  • Akay, Alpaslan

    (IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor), 53113, Bonn, Germany)

  • Martinsson, Peter

    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

Abstract

We studied whether relative income has an impact on subjective well-being among extremely poor people. Contrary to the findings in developed countries, we cannot reject the hypothesis that relative income has no impact on subjective well-being in rural areas of northern Ethiopia.

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  • Akay, Alpaslan & Martinsson, Peter, 2010. "Does relative income matter for the very poor? - Evidence from rural Ethiopia," Working Papers in Economics 475, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0475
    Note: Published in Economics Letters, 2011, Vol. 110, pp. 213-215.
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    Keywords

    Absolute income; relative income; subjective well-being;
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    JEL classification:

    • D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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