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The relationship between happiness, health, and socio-economic factors : Results based on Swedish microdata

Gerdtham, Ulf G. LU and Johannesson, Magnus (2001) In Journal of Socio-Economics 30(6). p.553-557
Abstract

This paper investigates the relationship between happiness (utility) and a host of socio-economic variables in a random sample of over 5,000 individuals from the Swedish adult population. The results show that happiness increases with income, health and education and decreases with unemployment, urbanisation, being single, and male gender. The relationship between age and happiness is U-shaped, with happiness being lowest in the age-group 45-64 years.

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Happiness, Health, Socioeconomic factors, Utility
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10.1016/S1053-5357(01)00118-4
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  author       = {Gerdtham, Ulf G. and Johannesson, Magnus},
  issn         = {1053-5357},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
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  series       = {Journal of Socio-Economics},
  title        = {The relationship between happiness, health, and socio-economic factors : Results based on Swedish microdata},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1053-5357(01)00118-4},
  doi          = {10.1016/S1053-5357(01)00118-4},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2001},
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