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Multidimensional Well-being and Regional Disparities in Europe

Using data from the OECD Regional Well-Being Index – a set of quality-of-life indicators measured at the sub-national level, we construct a set of composite well-being indices. We analyse the extent to which the choice of five alternative aggregation methods affects the well-being ranking of regions. We find that regional inequality in these composite measures is lower than regional inequality in gross-domestic product (GDP) per capita.

05. April 2016

Authors Jörg Döpke A. Knabe Cornelia Lang Philip Maschke

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