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Subjective Well-Being and Peaceful Uprisings

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Witte, Caroline T.
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Burger, Martijn J.
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Ianchovichina, Elena
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2019-01-31T20:21:52Z
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2019-01-31T20:21:52Z
dc.date.issued
2019-01
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2021-06-08T14:42:45Z
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This study analyzes whether subjective well-being measures can explain variation in peaceful uprisings, in addition to the objective measures typically used in analyses of this type of events. Using data on uprisings and subjective well-being for 118 countries from 2007 to 2014 -- a period during which nonviolent conflict became increasingly prevalent -- the study finds evidence of a positive effect of life dissatisfaction on the incidence of peaceful uprising, but not its violent counterpart. This effect does not depend on the type of political regime, nor the stage of development, and, to a large extent, it reflects changes in perceived satisfaction with living standards and the ability to have a purposeful and meaningful life.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/342411547663370237/Subjective-Well-Being-and-Peaceful-Uprisings
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/31173
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 8705
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
CIVIL RESISTANCE
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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UPRISINGS
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SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING
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HAPPINESS
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POLITICAL ECONOMY
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GRIEVANCES
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POLITICAL CONFLICT
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Subjective Well-Being and Peaceful Uprisings
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Working Paper
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okr.crossref.title
Subjective Well-Being and Peaceful Uprisings
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2019-01-16
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/342411547663370237/Subjective-Well-Being-and-Peaceful-Uprisings
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-8705
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090224b0868830f9_1_0
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30764711
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WPS8705
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/342411547663370237/pdf/WPS8705.pdf
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Latin America & Caribbean
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342411547663370237
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Growth
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Theory & Research
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Political Economy
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Poverty Reduction :: Living Standards
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Social Development :: Social Conflict and Violence
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Office of the Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean Region

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