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New measures of the costs of unemployment: Evidence from the subjective well-being of 3.3 million Americans

John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang

NBER Working Paper No. 16829
Issued in February 2011

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Previously circulated as "New Measures of the Costs of Unemployment: Evidence from the Subjective Well-Being of 2.3 Million Americans." The research underlying this paper is part of the ‘Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being’ program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and we gratefully acknowledge the intellectual and financial support thereby available to us. We also grateful to the Gallup Organization for access to data from the Gallup/Healthways daily poll, and for helpful suggestions from George Akerlof, Andrew Oswald and Rainer Winkelmann. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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