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dc.contributor.authorOswald, Andrew J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWu, Stephenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:05:15Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:05:15Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36006-
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses new Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data to provide the first estimates of well-being across the states of America. From this sample of 1.3 million US citizens, we analyze measures of life satisfaction and mental health. Adjusting for people's characteristics, states such as Louisiana and DC have high psychological well-being levels while California and West Virginia have low well-being; there is no correlation between states' well-being and their GDP per capita. Correcting for people's incomes, satisfaction with life is lowest in the rich states. We discuss implications for the arbitrage theory that regions provide equal utility and compensating differentials.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4600en_US
dc.subject.jelD1en_US
dc.subject.jelI3en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCompensating differentialsen_US
dc.subject.keywordBRFSSen_US
dc.subject.keywordhappinessen_US
dc.subject.keywordgeographyen_US
dc.subject.keywordGHQen_US
dc.subject.keywordEasterlin Paradoxen_US
dc.subject.keywordmental healthen_US
dc.subject.keyworddepressionen_US
dc.subject.keywordlife courseen_US
dc.subject.stwLebenszufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwMessungen_US
dc.subject.stwPsychische Störungen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Einkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleWell-being across Americaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn617294127en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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