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Felicidad y Salud una aproximación al bienestar en el Río de la Plata

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  • Mariana Gerstenbluth
  • Máximo Rossi
  • Patricia Trinunfo

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En este trabajo, para Argentina y Uruguay, se utilizan medidas autorreportadas de satisfacción con la vida y estado de salud individual, estimándose a través de modelos probit la probabilidad de que un individuo sea feliz. Encontramos que la principal correlación positiva es entre la felicidad y el buen estado de salud. Para controlar la potencial endogeneidad de esta variable, se utilizan técnicas de correspondencia encontrando que tener buena salud aumenta entre 31 y 46 puntos porcentuales la probabilidad de ser feliz en Uruguay, entre 15 y 27 puntos en Argentina; y entre 17 y 27 puntos para la región.

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Article provided by University of Chile, Department of Economics in its journal Estudios de Economia.

Volume (Year): 35 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 Year 2008 (June)
Pages: 65-78

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Handle: RePEc:udc:esteco:v:35:y:2008:i:1:p:65-78

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Keywords: Felicidad; estado de salud; técnicas de correspondencia;

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  1. 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.

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