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On decentralization and life satisfaction

Christian Bjørnskov (), Axel Drehe and Justina A. V. Fischer ()
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Economics Letters, 2008, vol. 99, issue 1, 147-151

Abstract: We empirically analyze the impact of fiscal and political decentralization on subjective well-being in a cross-section of 60,000 individuals from 66 countries. More spending or revenue decentralization raises well-being while greater local autonomy is beneficial only via government consumption spending.

Date: 2008
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