Well-being and ill-being: Different dimensions?

  title={Well-being and ill-being: Different dimensions?},
  author={Bruce W. Headey and Elsie Holmstr{\"o}m and Alexander J. Wearing},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
This paper presents evidence for regarding well-being and ill-being as distinct, although not orthogonal dimensions. It is suggested that well-being and ill-being may be like measures of quantitative and verbal ability in intelligence tests. For some purposes (e.g. for admitting students to particular courses of study) it may be sensible to use only one of the measures. For other purposes a combined measure-I.Q.-is appropriate. In this study we employ Indices of Well-Being and Ill-Being and a… 

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