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Top incomes and human well-being: Evidence from the Gallup World Poll

Abstract:

The share of income held by the top 1 percent in many countries around the world has been rising persistently over the last 30 years. But we continue to know little about the relationship between the rising top income shares and human wellbeing. Using data from 24 countries and years ranging from 2005 to 2013 in the Gallup World Poll and the World Income Database, this study examines the relationship between top income share and different dimensions of subjective wellbeing. The results are...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.joep.2017.07.006

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Powdthavee, N More by this author
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Department:
Harris Manchester College
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Economic Psychology Journal website
Volume:
62
Pages:
246-257
Publication date:
2017-07-21
Acceptance date:
2017-07-19
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ISSN:
0167-4870
Pubs id:
pubs:709674
URN:
uri:7923f218-0f5c-41e8-9621-3c7fe29c8472
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uuid:7923f218-0f5c-41e8-9621-3c7fe29c8472
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pubs:709674

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