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On the Relationship between Lifestyle and Happiness in the UK

Gschwandtner, Adelina, Jewell, Sarah L., Kambhampati, Uma (2015) On the Relationship between Lifestyle and Happiness in the UK. In: AgEcon Search. . (doi:10.22004/ag.econ.204199) (KAR id:45748)


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.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.22004/ag.econ.204199
Uncontrolled keywords: Wellbeing; Life Satisfaction; Happiness; Nutrition; Exercise; Lifestyle; Instrumental Variables; Health Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession; D31; I31
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Adelina Gschwandtner
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 09:46 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021 15:24 UTC
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Gschwandtner, Adelina.

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