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Salud y felicidad en Uruguay

Mariana Gerstenblüth (), Todd Jewell () and Maximo Rossi ()
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Todd Jewell: Department of Economics, University of North Texas

No 1210, Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) from Department of Economics - dECON

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.

Keywords: happiness; health; matching methods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D60 I31 I12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cis, nep-hap, nep-lam and nep-soc
Date: 2010-09
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