Well-being distribution in the globalization era 30 years of convergence.

Abstract: Globalization has brought with a period of economic growth and the expansion of well-being levels. However, nothing has been said about how such an increase in quality of life has been distributed among countries. The aim of this work is to investigate whether the enhancement of quality of life has lead developing nations to catch up with advanced economies or, instead, well-being levels have diverged across countries. To shed light on this question, we study the distributional patterns of wellbeing in the last wave of globalization. As a well-being indicator, we use the Human Development Index which includes income variables as well as social aspects, thus reflecting the multidimensional nature of this process. We found evidence of sigma convergence although an increase in polarization is also observed. Moreover, our results also point out that the convergence process has been nonlinear.

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 Fuente: Applied research in quality of life, 2015, 10:123–140

Editorial: Springer Netherlands

 Año de publicación: 2015

Nº de páginas: 18

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1007/s11482-014-9304-8

ISSN: 1871-2584,1871-2576

Proyecto español: ECO2010-15455 ; FPU AP-2010-4907

Url de la publicación: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11482-014-9304-8