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Testing Happiness Hypothesis among the Elderly

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  • Alejandro Cid
  • Daniel Ferrés
  • 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, senalan 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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  • Alejandro Cid & Daniel Ferrés & Máximo Rossi, 2008. "Testing Happiness Hypothesis among the Elderly," Revista Cuadernos de Economía, Universidad Nacional de Colombia -FCE - CID, July.
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    Keywords

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

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C24 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Truncated and Censored Models; Switching Regression Models; Threshold Regression Models
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure

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