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ERIC Number: EJ957888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Income and Well-Being across European Provinces
Okulicz-Kozaryn, Adam
Social Indicators Research, v106 n2 p371-392 Apr 2012
The majority of studies investigate the effect of income on life satisfaction at either individual or country level. This study contributes with analysis at the (sub-national) province level across West European countries. I use a unique dataset Eurobarometer 44.2 Bis that is representative of province populations in a multilevel model. Provinces are defined according to The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics at second level (NUTS II). Living conditions measured by regional income increase life satisfaction beyond personal income and national income. There is larger life satisfaction inequality between the rich and the poor in poor provinces than in rich provinces. Personal income matters more for life satisfaction in poor provinces than in rich provinces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Europe