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The Objective Benefits of Subjective Well-Being

Jan-Emmanuel De Neve (), Ed Diener, Louis Tay and Cody Xuereb

CEP Discussion Papers from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to survey the 'hard' evidence on the effects of subjective well-being. In doing so, we complement the evidence on the determinants of well-being by showing that human well-being also affects outcomes of interest such as health, income, and social behaviour. Generally, we observe a dynamic relationship between happiness and other important aspects of our lives, with influence running in both directions.

Keywords: Unemployment; aggregate demand; matching frictions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E10 E21 E24 E30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-08
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