How do Cultural Activities Influence Happiness? The Relation Between Self-Reported Well-Being and Leisure
Victoria Ateca-Amestoy (),
Mariana Gerstenblüth (),
Irene Mussio () and
Maximo Rossi ()
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Mariana Gerstenblüth: Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República
Irene Mussio: Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República
No 614, Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) from Department of Economics - dECON
Well-being, measured as self-reported happiness has many determinants, which range from gender to income and political affiliation. When it comes to more or less active ways of participating in cultural activities, leisure has a significant impact in the levels of reported happiness, which is in line with the proposed ideas of Stiglitz et al (2009). We also quantify the likelihood of being more or less happy in relation to different types of leisure activities. Our approach has the advantage that all these cultural activities can be considered at the same time, accounting for the individual impact of each on individual happiness levels.
Keywords: happiness; leisure; culture; well-being (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z1 Z10 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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