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

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Stefania Mojon-Azzi

University of St. Gallen - Forschungsinstitut für Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht FAA-HSG (Research Institute for Labour and Labour Law)

Alfonso Sousa-Poza

University of Hohenheim - Institute of Household and Consumer Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: December 2007

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mojon-Azzi, Stefania and Sousa-Poza, Alfonso, Hypertension and Life Satisfaction: A Comment and Replication of Blanchflower and Oswald (2007) (December 2007). University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2007-44, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1072723 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1072723

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