Health, Wealth and Happiness

8 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2021

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Gene Shackman

The Global Social Change Research Project

Xun Wang

University of Wisconsin, Parkside - Department of Sociology/Anthropology

Ya-Lin Liu

The Global Social Change Research Project

Date Written: July 28, 2021

Abstract

This report is a very brief introduction to the relationships between three main factors of quality of life: happiness, health and wealth, with a focus on happiness. Briefly, at the cross national level, happiness, wealth and health are all very highly correlated with each other. Wealth and health have the highest correlation, followed by wealth and happiness and then health and happiness. Freedom and social support also have fair correlation with happiness.

Keywords: happiness, health, gdp, economic

JEL Classification: i31, i10

Suggested Citation

Shackman, Gene and Wang, Xun and Liu, Ya-Lin, Health, Wealth and Happiness (July 28, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3895420 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3895420

Gene Shackman (Contact Author)

The Global Social Change Research Project ( email )

Albany, NY 12203
United States

HOME PAGE: http://independent.academia.edu/GeneShackman

Xun Wang

University of Wisconsin, Parkside - Department of Sociology/Anthropology ( email )

900 Wood Road
P.O. Box 2000
Parkside, WI 53141-2000
United States

Ya-Lin Liu

The Global Social Change Research Project ( email )

Albany, NY 12203
United States

HOME PAGE: http://gsociology.icaap.org

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