Relational Goods, Sociability, and Happiness

SUMMARY This paper empirically investigates the impact of relational goods on individual life satisfaction. By relational goods we indicate the affective/expressive, non instrumental, side of interpersonal relationships. The homo oeconomicus view of human nature is questioned by the recent upsurge o...

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Volume: 61
Main Author: Becchetti, Leonardo
Pelloni, Alessandra
Rossetti, Fiammetta
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing Ltd 01.08.2008
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published in: Kyklos (Basel) Vol. 61; no. 3; pp. 343 - 363
Data of publication: August 2008
ISSN: 0023-5962
1467-6435
EISSN: 1467-6435
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Discipline: Social Sciences (General)
Economics
Bibliography: Leonardo Becchetti, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Facoltà di Economia, Dipartimento di Economia e Istituzioni, Via Columbia 2, 00133 ROMA; tel: +39‐06‐72595719, fax: +39‐06‐2020500, e‐mail
Fiammetta Rossetti, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Facoltà di Economia, Dipartimento di Economia e Istituzioni, Via Columbia 2, 00133 ROMA; tel: +39‐06‐72595719, fax: +39‐06‐2020500, e‐mail
Alessandra Pelloni, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Facoltà di Economia, Dipartimento di Studi Economici e Finanziari e Metodi Quantitativi, Via Columbia 2 00133 ROMA; tel: +39‐06‐72595908, fax: +39‐06‐2020500 e‐mail
fiammettarossetti81@yahoo.it
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The paper is CEIS‐University of Tor Vergata Working Paper n. 255. We thank Luigino Bruni, Andrew Clark, Rafael Di Tella, Benedetto Gui, Alois Stutzer and especially Bruno Frey for their comments and suggestions. The usual disclaimer applies.
becchetti@economia.uniroma2.it
alessandra.pelloni@uniroma2.it
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