On the Relationship between Lifestyle and Happiness in the UK
Adelina Gschwandtner (),
Sarah Jewell and
Uma Kambhampati ()
No 204199, 89th Annual Conference, April 13-15, 2015, Warwick University, Coventry, UK from Agricultural Economics Society
In the present paper we attempt to analyse the relationship between ‘lifestyle’ and happiness in the UK using an instrumental variable approach. Our lifestyle variables have a significantly positive impact on happiness and the impact increases with the use of instruments. This suggests that a ‘healthy lifestyle’ has a positive impact on happiness and that any policy improving our lifestyle proxies would also make people happier in the UK.
Keywords: Health Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: On the Relationship between Lifestyle and Happiness in the UK (2016)
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