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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

Abstract: 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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Date: 2015-04
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.204199

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