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dc.contributor.authorGundlach, Erichen_US
dc.contributor.authorOpfinger, Matthiasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-19en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-08T09:33:49Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-08T09:33:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/47746-
dc.description.abstractWe find a U-shaped relation between happiness and religiosity in cross-country panel data after controlling for income levels. At a given level of income, the same level of happiness can be reached with high and low levels of religiosity, but not with intermediate levels. A rise in income causes an increase in happiness along with a decline of religiosity. Our interpretation of the empirical results is that the indifference curves for religiosity and other commodities of the utility function are hump-shaped.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherGIGA Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGIGA working papers 163en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelZ12en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordhappinessen_US
dc.subject.keywordreligiosityen_US
dc.subject.keywordutility functionen_US
dc.subject.keywordlong-run developmenten_US
dc.subject.stwZufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwReligionen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwNutzenfunktionen_US
dc.subject.stwStatistische Verteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleReligiosity as a determinant of happinessen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn656632364en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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