, Volume 104, Issue 1, pp 67-86
Date: 29 Sep 2010

Deprivation, Social Exclusion and Subjective Well-Being

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Abstract

This paper aims at investigating empirically the relationship between self-declared satisfaction with life and an individual’s well-being as measured by the indices of deprivation and social exclusion proposed in the income distribution literature. Results on European countries show that life satisfaction decreases with an increase in deprivation and exclusion after controlling for individual’s income, relative income and other influential factors in a multivariate setting.