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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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  • 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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    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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    Keywords

    Felicidad; estado de salud; técnicas de correspondencia;

    JEL classification:

    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior

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