GDP and life satisfaction: New evidence

Eugenio Proto, Aldo Rustichini 11 January 2014

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A commission on the measurement of economic performance and social progress was created on the French government’s initiative. Since 2008, this distinguished group of social scientists has put subjective well-being into the limelight as a possible supplement to traditional measures of development such as GDP (Stiglitz et al. 2009). The British government has also shown considerable interest in developing a subjective well-being measure in recent years as an instrument for policy.

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Income and schooling

Markus Brückner, Mark Gradstein,

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