Progressive Taxation and the Subjective Well-Being of Nations

@article{Oishi2012ProgressiveTA,
  title={Progressive Taxation and the Subjective Well-Being of Nations},
  author={Shigehiro Oishi and Ulrich Schimmack and Ed Diener},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={86 - 92}
}
Using data from the Gallup World Poll, we examined whether progressive taxation is associated with increased levels of subjective well-being. Consistent with Rawls’s theory of justice, our results showed that progressive taxation was positively associated with the subjective well-being of nations. However, the overall tax rate and government spending were not associated with the subjective well-being of nations. Furthermore, controlling for the wealth of nations and income inequality, we found… 

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