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dc.contributor.authorEkşi, Ozan
dc.contributor.authorKaya, Neslihan
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-23T05:53:21Z
dc.date.available2019-05-23T05:53:21Z
dc.date.issued2017-02
dc.identifier.citationEksi, O., & Kaya, N. (2017). Life satisfaction and keeping up with other countries. Journal of Happiness Studies, 18(1), 199-228.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1389-4978
dc.identifier.othernumber of pages 30
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-016-9724-2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/1106
dc.description.abstractMicro income studies show that relative income of individuals-with respect to their colleagues, friends, etc.-affects their life satisfaction significantly. This paper attempts to extend these studies by using the idea that people may compare their well-being not only to well-being of their home country folks but also to well-being of other country citizens. Using data from national surveys of 55 countries, carried out from 1973 to 2011, we find that average life satisfaction of a country is significantly affected from how much that country is deprived of income compared to richer countries in the world. Furthermore, per capita income of a country only matters as far as it affects its relative position in the global income distribution. This result, gaining statistical significance after 1990s, is a potential explanation for the paradox that even though richer countries tend to be happier compared to poor ones, a country does not necessarily get happier as its income increases.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
dc.subjectglobal comparison groupsen_US
dc.subjectlife satisfactionen_US
dc.subjectrelative deprivationen_US
dc.titleLife Satisfaction and Keeping Up with Other Countriesen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.relation.journalJournal Of Happiness Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTOBB ETU, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTOBB ETÜ, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, İktisat Bölümütr_TR
dc.identifier.volume18
dc.identifier.issue1
dc.identifier.startpage199
dc.identifier.endpage228
dc.relation.tubitakTurkish Scientific and Technological Council (TUBITAK)en_US
dc.contributor.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0167-8273
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000394321100010
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84957710301
dc.contributor.tobbetuauthorEkşi, Ozan
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10902-016-9724-2
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıtr_TR


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