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Working Paper 04-17 - Qu’est-ce qui compte pour les Belges ? Analyse des déterminants du bien-être individuel en Belgique

Working Paper 04-17 - Wat telt voor de Belgen? Analyse van de determinanten van het individuele welzijn in België

Arnaud Joskin

Working Papers from Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium

Abstract: This Working Paper analyses the determinants of individual well-being in Belgium, using data from the EU-SILC survey. The analysis shows that on average health, both mental and physical, is the key determinant of well-being for Belgians. Enjoying sufficient income to access what is regarded as the prevailing standard of living in Belgium, having a job and being surrounded by loved ones also have a significant and positive impact on well-being. Besides these results for “average” Belgians, the analysis of different sub-groups highlights that these determinants are not of equal importance to all Belgians. These results contribute to the FPB's work on the search for indicators complementary to GDP.

Keywords: Belgium; Well-being; Life satisfaction; Health; Sustainable development; Indicators; SILC (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A13 I3 P52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-06-02
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