Essay on the use of subjective well-being data in economic analysis: an empirical study using developed and developing countries data – PhD thesis –

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Thesis/Degree/Other Honours


Publication date

January 1, 2005


This thesis studies the determinants of subjective well-being, with the main focus on the data relating to developing countries. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 use new South African integrated household data to study the determinants of perceived quality of life at the cross-section. The fifth chapter compares the cross-sectional and over time structures of subjective economic well-being for Indonesia, whilst the sixth chapter uses reported well-being data from the British and Russian household panel surveys to test an ‘old’ economic hypothesis in a new way.






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