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Well-being, happiness, and why relationships matter: evidence from Bangladesh

Abstract:

Although Bangladesh is known as one of the poorest and most densely populated countries in the world, qualitative research and anecdotal evidence suggests its people report levels of happiness that are higher than those found in many other countries. This includes ‘developed’ countries where people have larger per capita incomes and can access a wider range of public services and goods. The paper explores this apparent paradox by analysing primary quantitative and qualitative data, and engagi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10902-007-9062-5

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Institution:
University of Bath
Department:
Wellbeing in Developing Countries ESRC Research Group
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Institution:
University of Bath
Department:
Wellbeing in Developing Countries ESRC Research Group
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Institution:
University of Bath
Department:
Wellbeing in Developing Countries ESRC Research Group
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Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Happiness Studies Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
71-91
Publication date:
2009-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1573-7780
ISSN:
1389-4978
URN:
uuid:7c980adb-8d73-46ba-bcaa-865adec23014
Local pid:
ora:2995

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