Does other people's education make us less happy?

Does other people's education make us less happy? •I examine the relationship of reference group education on subjective well-being.•I find that reference group education is negatively correlated with individual's subjective well-being.•The results hold even when I control for reference group income.•The results are robust to alternative measures of subjective well-being and reference groups. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Economics of Education Review Elsevier

Does other people's education make us less happy?

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0272-7757
eISSN
1873-7382
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.econedurev.2016.02.005
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Abstract

•I examine the relationship of reference group education on subjective well-being.•I find that reference group education is negatively correlated with individual's subjective well-being.•The results hold even when I control for reference group income.•The results are robust to alternative measures of subjective well-being and reference groups.

Journal

Economics of Education ReviewElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2016

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