On the Relationship between Lifestyle and Happiness in the UK

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.


Issue Date:
2015-04
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/204199
Total Pages:
32
JEL Codes:
D31; I31




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