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Estimating Subjective Quality of Life in Urban Seniorsin Chile

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  • Lobos Andrade, German
  • Schnettler, Berta
  • Grunert, Klaus G.
  • Lapo, Carmen
  • Saens, Rodrigo
  • Adasme, Cristian

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Resumen: En los últimos anos, la medición de la calidad de vida ha recibido una creciente atención. Se utilizan las escalas de satisfacción con la vida y de felicidad subjetiva en adultos mayores residentes en áreas urbanas de la Región del Maule, Chile; se estiman modelos lineales generalizados (n = 396). Encontramos que (1) el género está ligado a la satisfacción con la vida, (2) la satisfacción con la propia situación económica tiene efectos significativos sobre la satisfacción con la vida y la felicidad, y (3) la salud, la familia y la satisfacción con la comida son los predictores más importantes tanto de la satisfacción con la vida como de la felicidad. Abstract: In recent years, measurement of quality of life has received increased attention. We use the satisfaction with life and subjective happiness scales in older adults living in urban areas in the Maule Region, Chile; generalized linear models are used (n = 396). We find that (1) gender is linked to satisfaction with life, (2) satisfaction with one’s own economic situation have significant effects on satisfaction with life and happiness, and (3) health, family and satisfaction with food are the most important predictors of both satisfaction with life and happiness. Résumé: Ces dernieres années, la mesure de la qualité de vie a recu une attention croissante. Les échelles de satisfaction de vie et de bonheur subjectif sont utilisées chez les personnes agées vivant dans les zones urbaines de la région de Maule, au Chili ; des modeles linéaires généralisés sont estimés (n = 396). Nous avons constaté que (1) le sexe est lié a la satisfaction de vivre, (2) la satisfaction de sa propre situation économique a des effets significatifs sur la satisfaction de la vie et le bonheur, et (3) la santé, la famille et la satisfaction avec la nourriture sont les prédicteurs les plus importants de la satisfaction de vie et du bonheur.

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  • Lobos Andrade, German & Schnettler, Berta & Grunert, Klaus G. & Lapo, Carmen & Saens, Rodrigo & Adasme, Cristian, 2021. "Estimating Subjective Quality of Life in Urban Seniorsin Chile," Revista Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia - CIE, issue No. 95, pages 199-230, July.
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    Keywords

    satisfacción; felicidad; áreas urbanas; familia; alimentación;
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    JEL classification:

    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation

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