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Is it wrong to assume economic growth promotes well-being in society?


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Title: Is it wrong to assume economic growth promotes well-being in society?
Other Titles: Is it wrong to assume economic growth promotes well-being in society?
Authors: Norell, John
Phung Duc, Anh
Issue Date: 5-Jul-2018
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: 201807:54
Uppsats
Keywords: Easterlin paradox
Subjective well-being
Happiness
Life satisfaction
Economic growth
Income inequality
Panel data
European Social Survey
Abstract: Economic growth has for long been implicitly assumed to promote well-being in society, but lately scholars in the field of happiness research have raised critique towards this assumption. This paper investigate the relationship between economic growth and subjective well-being (SWB) in society, a topic that have risen in popularity over recent decades. This is done by conducting a fixed effect regression analysis on a panel data set created from the European Social Survey (ESS) data on happiness... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/57040
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