African Review of Economics and Finance (AREF)
    • Subjective well-being, reference groups and relative standing in post-apartheid South Africa

      Author: Marisa von Fintel

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 6-31 (Volume 7 Issue 1, June 2015)

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      Previous studies on the determinants of subjective well-being concur on the
      importance of relative income, i.e., the fact that individuals’ subjective well-being
      is dependent on how well they are doing in relation to their reference group.
      Using south African data from ... Read More

    • Sen, subjective well-being and poverty in Namibia

      Author: Rinie Schenck and Derick Blaauw

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 104-123 (Volume 7 Issue 1, June 2015)

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      the aim of this article is to analyse and describe the perceptions of poverty
      and subjective well-being as described by the “poor” in namibia, using
      Amartya sen’s multidimensional theoretical framework of Poverty (Capability
      approach). the paper utilises qua... Read More

    • Differences in subjective well-being within households: An analysis of married and cohabiting couples in South Africa

      Author: Dorit Posel and Daniela Casale

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 32-52 (Volume 7 Issue 1, June 2015)

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      We investigate differences in subjective well-being (life satisfaction) within the
      household using matched data on co-resident couples drawn from the 2008
      national Income Dynamics study for south Africa. the majority of men and
      women in co-resident partnerships report differe... Read More

    • The relationship between national well-being and xenophobia in a divided society: The case of South Africa

      Author: Steven Gordon

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 80-103 (Volume 7 Issue 1, June 2015)

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      Personal well-being surveys have increased their coverage on the African
      continent in recent years, but detailed research on subjective national wellbeing is less common. the link between national well-being and xenophobic
      sentiments has not been adequately tested in an African con... Read More

    • Subjective well-being in africa

      Author: Ferdi Botha and Jen Snowball

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 1-5 (Volume 7 Issue 1, June 2015)

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      Research on quality of life and subjective well-being (SWB) has witnessed a
      remarkable growth over the past four decades or so. Since Easterlin’s (1974) seminal
      contribution on the relationship between happiness and income, thousands of studies
      have followed that examin... Read More

    • The science of subjective well-being

      Author: Michael Eid and Randy J. Larsen

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 124-126 (Volume 7 Issue 1, June 2015)

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      The science of subjective well-beingis a collection of works by important authors in
      the field of subjective well-being (SWB). It is categorised into six major sections:
      The realm of subjective well-being; Measuring subjective well-being; The happy
      person; Subjective well-bei... Read More

    • Marriage and subjective well-being in Ghana

      Author: Isaac Addai, Chris Opoku-Agyeman and Sarah K. Amanfu

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 53-79 (Volume 7 Issue 1, June 2015)

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      this study uses individual-level data from the 2005–2008 Ghana World Values
      survey (n=1 533), to explore the extent to which marriage is associated with
      subjective well-being (sWB) in Ghana. the analyses are carried out at three
      levels: the first part presents the distr... Read More

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