Hypertension and Life Satisfaction: A Comment and Replication of Blanchflower and Oswald (2007)
University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2007-44
15 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2007
Date Written: December 2007
This study examines the relationship between hypertension and life satisfaction using objective measures of hypertension from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Our results confirm the analysis in Blanchflower and Oswald (2007): there is a significant negative correlation between high blood-pressure problems and life satisfaction.
Keywords: Hypertension, blood pressure, life satisfaction
JEL Classification: I10, I12, I19
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