The impact of an economic boom on the level and distribution of well-being : Ireland, 1994-2001

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dc.contributor.authorMadden, David (David Patrick)-
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-10T16:46:26Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-10T16:46:26Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.identifier.other201015en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/2650-
dc.description.abstractThe impact of increased affluence on life satisfaction is a matter of some controversy. This paper examines the impact of the recent economic boom in Ireland upon the level and distribution of various domains of well-being. There is evidence of a substantial increase in life satisfaction in the domain of finance and of an improvement in mental wellbeing. There is a reduction in inequality and polarisation for virtually all domains of life satisfaction. A social welfare function which is increasing and concave in individual well-being would show an improvement in social welfare over the period.en
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dc.publisherUniversity College Dublin. School of Economicsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Seriesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP 10 15en
dc.relation.requiresEconomists Online Collectionen
dc.subjectSubjective well-beingen
dc.subjectOrdinal inequalityen
dc.subjectPolarisationen
dc.subjectSocial welfareen
dc.subject.classificationI12en
dc.subject.classificationI31en
dc.subject.classificationI32en
dc.subject.lcshWell-being--Economic aspects--Irelanden
dc.subject.lcshWealth--Irelanden
dc.subject.lcshEquality--Irelanden
dc.subject.lcshPublic welfare--Irelanden
dc.titleThe impact of an economic boom on the level and distribution of well-being : Ireland, 1994-2001en
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dc.statusNot peer revieweden
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