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dc.contributor.authorLeigh, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorWolfers, Justinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-05-19en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:07:38Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:07:38Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33171-
dc.description.abstractIn Happiness and the Human Development Index: The Paradox of Australia, Blanchflower and Oswald (2005) observe an apparent puzzle: they claim that Australia ranks highly in the Human Development Index (HDI), but relatively poorly in happiness. However, when we compare their happiness data with the HDI, Australia appears happier, not sadder, than its HDI score would predict. This conclusion also holds when we turn to a larger cross-national dataset than the one used by Blanchflower and Oswald, when we analyse life satisfaction in place of happiness, and when we measure development using GDP per capita in place of the HDI. Indeed, in the World Values Survey, only one other country (Iceland) has a significantly higher level of both life satisfaction and happiness than Australia. Our findings accord with numerous cross-national surveys conducted since the 1940s, which have consistently found that Australians report high levels of wellbeing.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1916en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelO57en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordhappinessen_US
dc.subject.keywordlife satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordHuman Development Indexen_US
dc.subject.keywordincomeen_US
dc.subject.keywordAustraliaen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsindikatoren_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.subject.stwAustralienen_US
dc.titleHappiness and the human development index: Australia is not a paradoxen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn512076219en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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