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Title: Subjective well-being and basic needs: evidence from rural Guatemala
Authors: Guardiola, Jorge
García-Muñoz, Teresa
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: This paper deals with basic needs fulfillment interpreted in a subjective way. We develop a framework in which the basic needs of households in developing areas are valued from a subjective point of view. We estimate how certain indicators and assets influence basic needs perception. We compare income and perceived basic needs poverty measures, finding that they mismatch. We conclude that income-based approaches should be complemented with other indicators such as subjective satisfaction measures to understand development and measure poverty.
Publisher: Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica
Series/Report no.: The Papers;09/03
Keywords: Subjective well being
Basic needs
Poverty
Guatemala
Highlands
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/31547
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Guardiola, J.; García-Muñoz, T. Subjective well-being and basic needs: evidence from rural Guatemala. Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica (2009). (The Papers; 09/03). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/31547]
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