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What makes a child happy? The link between family Income, social networks and subjective well-being in Vietnam

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Using cross-sectional data from the Young Lives survey for a cohort of 12-year-old children in Vietnam, we find that children from ethnic minority and poor households have lower subjective well-being, on average, than those from ethnic majority and non-poor households. Absolute income is positively correlated with subjective well-being but no longer is significant once relative income is controlled for. There is some evidence that income-happiness is an inverted U-shape relationship, which...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
International Development
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Young Lives
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The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society More from this funder
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs More from this funder
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Young Lives Publisher's website
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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9781904427841
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English
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2014-02-03

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