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Salud y felicidad en Uruguay

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  • Mariana Gerstenblüth

    () (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

  • Todd Jewell

    () (Department of Economics, University of North Texas)

  • Máximo Rossi

    () (Department of Economics, University of North Texas)

Abstract

In this paper we study the relationship between individual happiness and self reported health status, using the Religion, Health and Young Emancipation ISSP survey for Uruguay in 2008. Probit estimates suggests that health status has the highest correlation with happiness. In order to control for the observed heterogeneity of this variable, we estimate using matching methods. Results show that reporting a good health rises the probability of being happy between 18 an 29 percentage points. Previous literature support this findings.

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  • Mariana Gerstenblüth & Todd Jewell & Máximo Rossi, 2010. "Salud y felicidad en Uruguay," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 1210, Department of Economics - dECON.
  • Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:1210
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    Keywords

    happiness; health; matching methods;
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    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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