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Testing Happiness Hypothesis among the Elderly

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  • Alejandro Cid

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  • Daniel Ferrés

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  • Máximo Rossi

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Se emplea un amplio conjunto de datos que permite evaluar de diferentes formas la hipótesis de la felicidad, empleando cuatro enfoques metodológicos. Se constata que las personas de mayor edad en Uruguay tienen una tendencia a reconocerse felices cuando están casadas, cuando tienen un buen estado de salud y si tienen altos ingresos monetarios o estiman que su ingreso es conveniente para su nivel de vida. Contrariamente, señalan niveles más bajos de felicidad cuando viven solos o cuando sunutrición es insuficiente. Se evidencia que la educación no tiene un impacto claro sobre su percepción de felicidad. Este trabajo es una contribución al estudio de los factores que pueden explicar la felicidad entre las personas de la tercera edad en los países de América Latina. El trabajo futuro seconcentrará sobre un análisis empírico mejorado y sobre la expansión del estudio a otros países.

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Keywords: felicidad; salud; familia; modelos econométricos censurados; métodos semi-paramétricos; evaluación de tratamiento.;

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  1. Mario García Molina & Liliana Alejandra Chicaíza Becerra, 2013. "Felicidad:¿reemplazar o mejorar la utilidad subjetiva?," REVISTA CUADERNOS DE ECONOMÍA, UN - RCE - CID.
  2. Cid, Alejandro & Ferrés, Daniel & Rossi, Máximo, 2008. "Subjective Well-Being in the Southen Cone: Health, Income and Family," MPRA Paper 39909, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Mariana Gerstenbluth & Máximo Rossi & Patricia Trinunfo, 2008. "Felicidad y Salud una aproximación al bienestar en el Río de la Plata," Estudios de Economia, University of Chile, Department of Economics, vol. 35(1 Year 20), pages 65-78, June.
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  5. Mariana Gerstenbluth & Maximo Rossi, 2009. "¿Son más felices las personas saludables? La evidencia de Chile y Uruguay," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 2509, Department of Economics - dECON.
  6. David Vázquez Guzman, 2012. "A comparative study of well-being for elders in Mexico and England," Estudios Regionales en Economía, Población y Desarrollo. Cuadernos de trabajo de la Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. 9, Cuerpo Académico 41 de la Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, revised 09 Dec 2012.

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