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First results in modelling objective well-being in Hungary at lower territorial level

Gábor Nagy and Bálint Koós

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Abstract: Developing complex indicators measuring economic output, added value and indicators relying on an entirely different basis, researchers worked on the assumption that economic output does not correlate strongly with people’s happiness or quality of life. Most measurements relate to countries and federal states. Only a few seek to present or model differences at lower territorial levels. This study discloses the first results of pilot calculations that have been performed as part of Hungary’s Social Renewal Programme. These explore differences at the level of Hungarian districts (LAU1) with the proviso, that the spatial structure presented only reflects what is called objective well-being. A more comprehensive picture can be obtained only if the subjective well-being dimensions incorporating and weighted by the results of a large-scale sample survey, conducted in the meantime, are also taken into account.

Keywords: well-being; spatial structure; model-calculation; weighting process; districts (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R1 R11 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-02
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Published in Regional Statistics 2.4(2015): pp. 71-86

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