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Isolation and subjective welfare

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Using detailed geographical and household survey data from Nepal, this article investigates the relationship between isolation and subjective welfare. This is achieved by examining how distance to markets and proximity to large urban centers affect responses to questions about income and consumption adequacy. Controlling for migration, results show that isolation significantly reduce subjective assessments of income and consumption adequacy. Part of this effect can be attributed to lower acce...

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University of Oxford Publisher's website
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Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2004-12-01
Paper number:
216
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451877
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pubs:451877
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2020-12-14

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