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A Cluster Analysis of the Quality of Life in the United States over Time

  • Hirschberg, J. G.
  • Maasoumi, E.
  • Slottje, D. J.

This paper analyzes the quality of life over time in the U.S. In this paper we propose a statistical cluster analysis method based on an informationbased measure. This method is then employed to cluster diverse attributes of the quality of life. Aggregate annual measures of welfare are computed for the U.S. for the period from 1915 to 1987.

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Paper provided by The University of Melbourne in its series Department of Economics - Working Papers Series with number 596.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:mlb:wpaper:596
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