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On the Relationship between Lifestyle and Happiness in the UK

Gschwandtner, Adelina, Kambhampati, U., Jewell, S. (2014) On the Relationship between Lifestyle and Happiness in the UK. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Submitted) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:45748)

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Abstract

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)
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: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Adelina Gschwandtner
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 09:46 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2020 04:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45748 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Gschwandtner, Adelina: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6952-1782
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