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Unpublished Paper
Salud y felicidad en Uruguay
Globe - Universidad de Granada (2010)
  • Maximo Rossi
  • Todd Jewell
  • Mariana Gerstenblüth
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
Disciplines
Publication Date
January, 2010
Citation Information
Maximo Rossi, Todd Jewell and Mariana Gerstenblüth. "Salud y felicidad en Uruguay" Globe - Universidad de Granada (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/maximo_rossi/53/