English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Community, Comparisons and Subjective Well-being in a Divided Society Geeta Kingdon; John Knight

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Title
  • Community, Comparisons and Subjective Well-being in a Divided Society
Author
  • Geeta Kingdon
  • John Knight
Physical Description
  • preprint
Notes
  • South Africa: poverty, well-being, absolute income, household’s utility function
  • RePEc:ctw:wpaper:9628
  • Using a South African data set, the paper poses six questions about the determinants of subjective well-being. Much of the paper is concerned with the role of relative concepts. We find that comparator income – measured as average income of others in the local residential cluster - enters the household’s utility function positively but that income of more distant others (others in the district or province) enters negatively. The ordered probit equations indicate that, as well as comparator groups based on spatial proximity, race-based comparator groups are important in the racially divided South African society. It is also found that relative income is more important to happiness at higher levels of absolute income. Potential explanations of these results, and their implications, are considered.
  • Subjective well-being; happiness; comparator groups; altruism; envy; relative deprivation; standard-setting; race; South Africa
  • RePEc:wpa:wuwpdc:0409067
Language
  • English
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