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Happiness at Different Ages: The Social Context Matters

John F. Helliwell, Max B. Norton, Haifang Huang, Shun Wang

NBER Working Paper No. 25121
Issued in October 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

This paper is a draft chapter for a volume, edited by Mariano Rojas, of papers in honour of Richard Easterlin. The authors are grateful to the Gallup Organization and Statistics Canada for access to data, and to the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research for research support. We are also grateful for helpful comments and advice from many participants, especially Andrew Oswald and Arthur Stone, at the Easterlin Festchrift conference at the University of Southern California on April 6, 2018, where an earlier version of this paper was presented. 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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