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Income inequalities in the Polish subregions and their implications for the well-being of inhabitants
 
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Department of Labour and Social Policy University of Economics in Poznań
Publication date: 2020-06-01
 
Problemy Polityki Społecznej 2013;23:29–40
 
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The neoclassic economic model assumes that individual’s utility level depends on individual’s or her family’s absolute income. Homo economicus does not compare his income with the income of others. However, number of recent studies suggest the existence of a negative impact of income inequality on the level of subjective well-being. Using the data from Social Diagnosis 2011 the paper aims at measuring the relation of income inequalities in Polish subregions and the level subjective well-being of their inhabitants. The results of the study are not conclusive and do not provide strong arguments either for rejecting or accepting the hypothesis of the negative effect of social inequalities in subregions on subjective well-being.
 
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