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dc.contributor.authorSequeira, T. N.-
dc.contributor.authorMinas, T.-
dc.contributor.authorFerreira-Lopes, A.-
dc.contributor.authorSantos, M.-
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-07T16:09:22Z-
dc.date.available2019-05-07T16:09:22Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.issn2049-2790-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10071/17998-
dc.description.abstractUntil now little evidence has been found about the relationship between governments and happiness, but when cited, it has suggested a positive influence. Using micro-data from the last three waves of the European Quality of Life Survey and several measures for the weight of the government, such as structural government consumption, structural balance, and public debt, we show that government consumption and the other measures of government imbalances significantly decrease happiness in European countries. Additionally, we present robust evidence of a positive relationship between the quality of government and happiness. This evidence may lead politicians to reject the idea that bigger Governments lead to greater satisfaction. This result is consistent with people valuing (negatively) expectations for future tax increases, austerity, and possible corruption-related events.eng
dc.language.isoeng-
dc.publisherInderscience-
dc.relationPOCI-01-0145-FEDER-007659-
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876/147442/PT-
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876/147287/PT-
dc.rightsopenAccess-
dc.subjectHappinesseng
dc.subjectGovernment sizeeng
dc.subjectFiscal deficitseng
dc.subjectGovernment qualityeng
dc.subjectPublic debteng
dc.subjectEuropeeng
dc.titleDo large governments decrease happiness? New evidence of a negative effect in Europeeng
dc.typearticle-
dc.pagination193 - 240-
dc.peerreviewedyes-
dc.journalInternational Journal of Happiness and Development-
dc.volume3-
dc.number3-
degois.publication.firstPage193-
degois.publication.lastPage240-
degois.publication.issue3-
degois.publication.titleDo large governments decrease happiness? New evidence of a negative effect in Europeeng
dc.date.updated2019-05-07T17:09:07Z-
dc.description.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/submittedVersion-
dc.identifier.doi10.1504/IJHD.2017.084070-
dc.subject.fosDomínio/Área Científica::Ciências Sociais::Economia e Gestãopor
iscte.subject.odsProdução e consumo sustentáveispor
iscte.subject.odsPaz, justiça e instituições eficazespor
iscte.identifier.cienciahttps://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/id/ci-pub-29564-
iscte.alternateIdentifiers.wosWOS:000412403600001-
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