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The Distance between Perception and Reality in the Social Domains of Life
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The distance between perception and reality with respect to the social domains of life is often striking. Using survey data collected on Latin American countries, this paper provides an overview of the main empirical findings on the gaps between perception and reality in four social domains-health, employment, the perception of security, and social ranking. The overview emphasizes the psychological biases that may explain the gaps. Biases associated with cultural values are very relevant withdoi:10.2139/ssrn.2367693 fatcat:jfjokus6m5ht3hsa6jstnvmaw4