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dc.contributor.authorMacunovich, Diane J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-05en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:31:54Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:31:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201106013485en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51641-
dc.description.abstractStudies using the Gini Index as a measure of income inequality have consistently found a positive and significant effect of the Gini on both happiness and life satisfaction. Two new measures used here - the ratio of persons in the lowest income decile relative to the number in the highest, and the ratio of the number in the lowest social class relative to the number in the highest, in a given country - as developed from the World Values Survey data, are shown here to have a negative and significant effect on both happiness and life satisfaction. This effect holds overall across countries, and for individuals within most income and class categories.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5734en_US
dc.subject.jelI3en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordhappinessen_US
dc.subject.keywordlife satisfactionen_US
dc.titleA note on inequality aversion across countries, using two new measuresen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669370398en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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