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Abstract: Econometric analyses of European datasets suggest that income aspirations increase with current income. This finding is consistent with the adaptation hypothesis – the notion that individual aspirations adjust to reflect personal circumstances and living conditions. We add to these existing studies in two ways: we investigate the relationship between aspirations and living conditions within a developing country rather than a developed country context, thereby extending the analysis to individuals with considerably poorer living conditions; and we expand the analysis to look not only at income but also at educational and health aspirations. Like earlier studies we find that income aspirations increase with both the individual’s own actual income and the incomes of those around them. We also find a positive relationship between actual and aspired to education. However, with respect to health, we find that people aspire to more rather than less health when surrounded by others who are ill.

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Issue Date: 2007Identifiers

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Language: en

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Author: Abigail Barr - - - David Clark - - - - Bibliographic Details Issue Date: 2007 - Identifiers Urn: uuid:3db4e3d9-30c1-419b-882e-cbf

Source: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:3db4e3d9-30c1-419b-882e-cbf8e8ce1866



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