Neighbors' Income, Public Goods, and Well‐Being

How does neighbors' income affect individual well‐being? Our analysis is based on rich U.S. local data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which contains information on where respondents live and their self‐reported well‐being. We find that the effect of neighbors' income...

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Volume: 65
Main Author: Brodeur, Abel
Flèche, Sarah
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: HOBOKEN WILEY 01.06.2019
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published in: The Review of income and wealth Vol. 65; no. 2; pp. 217 - 238
ORCID: 0000-0001-8927-075X
Data of publication: June 2019
ISSN: 0034-6586
1475-4991
EISSN: 1475-4991
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: An earlier version of this paper circulated under the title: “Where the Streets Have a Name: Income Comparisons in the U.S.” We are grateful to Clément Bosquet, Andrew Clark, Jan‐Emmanuel De Neve, Xavier Fontaine, Pierre‐Yves Geoffard, Erzo Luttmer, Thomas Piketty, Steve Pischke, Nattavudh Powdthavee, Claudia Senik, Conal Smith, Malgorzata Switek, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya for valuable comments. Thanks to seminar participants at the 11th ISQOLS Conference, Jamboree EDP, 3rd OECD Welfare Conference, LSE and PSE. We are also grateful to Judy Bass, Brandi L. Bennett, Michelle L. Cook, Joseph Grandpre, Mark Gildemaster, Kip Neale, Samara Viner‐Brown, and Jennifer Wrathall, BRFSS coordinators, for valuable comments and for providing ZIP codes for their respective states. Any remaining errors are our own. Abel Brodeur gratefully acknowledges financial support from the FQRSC.
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