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A Cluster Analysis of the Quality of Life in the United States over Time

Joseph Hirschberg (), Esfandiar Maasoumi () and Daniel Slottje ()

No 596, Department of Economics - Working Papers Series from The University of Melbourne

Abstract: This paper analyzes the quality of life over time in the U.S. In this paper we propose a statistical cluster analysis method based on an informationbased measure. This method is then employed to cluster diverse attributes of the quality of life. Aggregate annual measures of welfare are computed for the U.S. for the period from 1915 to 1987.

Keywords: WELFARE ECONOMICS; ECONOMETRICS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C82 I31 C14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1997
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