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Estimating Subjective Quality of Life in Urban Seniors in Chile

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  • German Lobos Andrade

    (Universidad de Talca)

  • Berta Schnettler

    (Universidad de La Frontera)

  • Klaus G. Grunert

    (Aarhus University)

  • Carmen Lapo

    (Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil)

  • Rodrigo Saens

    (Universidad de Talca)

  • Cristian Adasme

    (Universidad Católica del Maule)

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.

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  • German Lobos Andrade & Berta Schnettler & Klaus G. Grunert & Carmen Lapo & Rodrigo Saens & Cristian Adasme, 2021. "Estimating Subjective Quality of Life in Urban Seniors in Chile," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 95, pages 199-230, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:2021:i:95:p:199-230
    DOI: 10.17533/udea.le.n95a342424
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    Keywords

    satisfaction; happiness; urban areas; family; food;
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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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