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Satisfacción con la vida, fe religiosa y asistencia al templo en Uruguay


  • Zuleika Ferre

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

  • Mariana Gerstenblüth

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

  • Máximo Rossi

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


In this study, using data from the Religion, Health and Youth Emancipation survey, 2008 (DECON-FCS, Uruguay, ISSP), we estimate the probability of being happy with special emphasis on its relationship with religion and religiosity. We find that those who profess the Protestant faith are less happy than the rest. Those who attend religious services more frequently are more likely to be satisfied with life than those who do not.

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  • Zuleika Ferre & Mariana Gerstenblüth & Máximo Rossi, 2010. "Satisfacción con la vida, fe religiosa y asistencia al templo en Uruguay," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 1610, Department of Economics - dECON.
  • Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:1610

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    1. Harris, Richard, 1984. "Applied General Equilibrium Analysis of Small Open Economies with Scale Economies and Imperfect Competition," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 74(5), pages 1016-1032, December.
    2. Carlos Casacuberta & Marcel Vaillant, 2002. "Trade and wages in Uruguay in the 1990’s," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 0902, Department of Economics - dECON.
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    happiness; religion; Uruguay;

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    • D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion

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