Skip to main content
Unpublished Paper
How do Cultural Activities Influence Happiness? The Relation Between Self-Reported Well-Being and Leisure
dECON working papers (2014)
  • Maximo Rossi
  • Victoria Ateca
  • Mariana Gerstenbluth
  • Irene Mussio
Abstract

Well-being, measured as self-reported happiness has many determinants, which range from gender to income and political affiliation. When it comes to more or less active ways of participating in cultural activities, leisure has a significant impact in the levels of reported happiness, which is in line with the proposed ideas of Stiglitz et al (2009). We also quantify the likelihood of being more or less happy in relation to different types of leisure activities. Our approach has the advantage that all these cultural activities can be considered at the same time, accounting for the individual impact of each on individual happiness levels.

Keywords
  • happiness,
  • leisure,
  • culture,
  • well-being
Disciplines
Publication Date
Fall August 8, 2014
Citation Information
Maximo Rossi, Victoria Ateca, Mariana Gerstenbluth and Irene Mussio. "How do Cultural Activities Influence Happiness? The Relation Between Self-Reported Well-Being and Leisure" dECON working papers (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/maximo_rossi/70/