Vad påverkar intresset för inkomstjämförelser i ett komparativt perspektiv?

English title: What affects the interest for income comparisons in a comparative perspective?

Author(s): Leif Nordberg -

Language: Swedish

Type: Book chapter

Year: 2010


It is a well-known fact that in most industrialized countries average happiness as measured in various surveys has remained almost constant for many years despite a significant rise in GNP per head. This fact known as the Easterlin paradox has been much discussed in the literature. Of the suggestions for explaining the paradox many stress the importance of relative income. In this paper we analyze which factors affect the interest for income comparisons using data in the welfare module included in round three of ESS. As variables explaining the variation in the interest for income comparisons we use gender, age, marital status, education, position on the labour market, household income and variables describing how satisfied the respondents are with their present life, how worried they are about their future and how important it is for them to be admired by other people. On the basis of the estimated models we group the included countries into five clusters.

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