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).

Topics: Development, Frontiers of economic research
Tags: development, Easterlin paradox, growth, happiness, national income, subjective well-being

Subjective Well-Being, Income, Economic Development and Growth

Justin Wolfers, Betsey Stevenson, Daniel W Sacks, 11 October 2010

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Topics: Development, Frontiers of economic research, Poverty and income inequality
Tags: development, economic growth, happiness, life satisfaction, quality of life, subjective well-being

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