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Measuring the Quality of Life across Countries: A Sensitivity Analysis of Well-being Indices

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  • Rahman, Tauhidur
  • Mittelhammer, Ron C.
  • Wandschneider, Philip

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  • Rahman, Tauhidur & Mittelhammer, Ron C. & Wandschneider, Philip, 2005. "Measuring the Quality of Life across Countries: A Sensitivity Analysis of Well-being Indices," WIDER Working Paper Series 006, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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