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Hypertension And Life Satisfaction: A Comment And Replication Of Blanchflower And Oswald (2007)


  • Stefania Mojon-Azzi


  • Alfonso Sousa-Poza



This study examines the relationship between hypertension and life satisfaction using objective measures of hypertension from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Our results confirm the analysis in Blanchflower and Oswald (2007): there is a significant negative correlation between high blood-pressure problems and life satisfaction.

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  • Stefania Mojon-Azzi & Alfonso Sousa-Poza, 2007. "Hypertension And Life Satisfaction: A Comment And Replication Of Blanchflower And Oswald (2007)," University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2007 2007-44, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen.
  • Handle: RePEc:usg:dp2007:2007-44

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    Hypertension; blood pressure; life satisfaction;

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    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I19 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Other

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