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Inequality of Subjective Well-Being as a Comprehensive Measure of Inequality

Leonard Goff, John F. Helliwell, Guy Mayraz

NBER Working Paper No. 21900
Issued in January 2016, Revised in July 2019

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All three authors are grateful for research support from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, through its program on Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being. We are also grateful to Gallup for access to data from the Gallup World Poll and the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. We thank Paul Frijters, Carol Graham, Richard Layard, Eric Snowberg, Joe Stiglitz, and the anonymous referees for helpful comments on an earlier version. This paper was first circulated under the title “The Welfare Costs of Well-being Inequality.” 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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