|2008 International Conference|
Are we happy with our standard of living?
Cassino (FR) - Italy - 26/27 September 2008
In the last decade, household debt has been rising, relative to income, in several industrialized countries.
At the micro level, household surveys report an increase in the number of families who are unable to save, or who
experience some other kind of financial or economic stress. This is sometime related to a decrease in self-reported
happiness. This evidence may be at odds with growth in output, which has not decelerated and has actually increased
in some countries. Consumption and saving patterns may also be related to changes in the distribution of income,
which has been substantial, although with different characteristics across countries.
Papers on these or related topics are welcome. Authors are free to submit more than one paper for different sessions. If you wish to organize a session (4 papers on the same topic) please contact the organizing committee.
Please get the Call for papers
The deadline for submitting an abstract has been extended to July 31, 2008
Gennaro Zezza Department of Economics - Cassino, Italy - firstname.lastname@example.org, and Levy Economics Institute - U.S.
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