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The Anatomy of Subjective Well-Being

Frijters, Paul; Van Praag, B; Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Ada

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This paper contributes to the literature on subjective well-being (SWB) by taking into account different aspects of life, called domains, such as health, financial situation, job, leisure, housing, and environment. We postulate a two-layer model where individual total SWB depends on the different subjective domain satisfactions. A distinction is made between long-term and short-term effects. The individual domain satisfactions depend on objectively measurable variables, such as income. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/73984
Source: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
DOI: 10.1016/S0167-2681(02)00140-3

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