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Can a click buy a little happiness? The impact of business-to-consumer e-commerce on subjective well-being

Fabio Sabatini ()

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Abstract: This paper presents the first empirical investigation into the effect of e-shopping on subjective well-being. The analysis relies on an Italian nationally and regionally representative dataset from Italy (n = 4,130) drawn from the 2008 wave of the Survey of Household Income and Wealth (SHIW) carried out by the Bank of Italy. Probit, OLS regressions and instrumental variables estimates show that e-shopping is strongly and positively associated with subjective well-being.

Keywords: happiness; subjective well-being; Internet; business-to-consumer e-commerce; B2C; e-shopping; instrumental variables; Italy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I31 E2 Z19 L86 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hap, nep-ict, nep-mkt and nep-soc
Date: 2011-07-24
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