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Multidimensional welfare: do groups vary in their priorities and behaviours?

Bellani, Luna; Hunter, Graham and Anand, Paul (2013). Multidimensional welfare: do groups vary in their priorities and behaviours? Fiscal Studies, 34(3) pp. 333–354.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-5890.2013.12009.x
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Abstract

In the context of multi-dimensional measures of wellbeing, a key question for policy is whether particular groups having differing priorities and are therefore likely to react differently to give economic or social shocks. We explore this issue by presenting the results of two related analyses that suggest positive answers on both counts. We find inter alia that responses to unemployment widowhood and ill-health vary with age, region and sometimes gender. We also develop reference class weights for indices of wellbeing and capabilities and suggest that equal weighting whilst pragmatic may not reflect people's values let alone the variations in these values.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors
ISSN: 1475-5890
Extra Information: Special Issue on Well-Being
Keywords: multi-dimensional; wellbeing; capabilities; Sen; reference class weights; behavioural factors; adaptation; anticipation effect
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 41181
Depositing User: Paul Anand
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 08:30
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2020 12:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/41181
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