Income inequality is detrimental to long-term well-being: A large-scale longitudinal investigation in China.


Department of Psychology, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China; Social and Health Psychology Research Center, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Much of the research on the detrimental effects of inequality on well-being is based on cross-sectional surveys, which may have over- or under-estimated the relationship between income inequality and well-being. Moreover, the vast majority of the work comes from Western industrialized contexts but it is not known to what extent the same pattern holds in non-Western developing countries.


Chinese,Inequality,Psychological distress,Subjective well-being,