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Published by United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki .
Written in English


  • Social indicators.,
  • Quality of life.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRuut Veenhoven.
SeriesWIDER discussion paper -- WDP 2004/07
ContributionsWorld Institute for Development Economics Research.
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p. :
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19869200M
ISBN 109291906107

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