Well-Being in Latin America

Drivers and Policies

  • Mariano Rojas

Part of the Human Well-Being Research and Policy Making book series (HWBRPM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


This book provides an overview of factors fostering well-being in Latin America and discusses many threats to well-being in the region. The book assesses the current well-being situation in Latin American countries and offers an explanation based on its many drivers, such as family arrangements, kindness and affection of interpersonal relations, economic situation, education regimes, political institutions, poverty, income inequality, crime and violence, and the weakness of political institutions.

The book provides a framework to fully understand the drivers behind high well-being, including the challenges and opportunities that public policy faces in the procurement of people’s well-being. The book provides relevant material for policymakers and social scientist interested in the procurement of well-being.


High Well-Being Levels in Latin American Countries Drivers of Well-Being in Latin America Income Inequality and Well-Being in Latin America Increasing Violence and Crime in Latin America Defining and Establishing Policies for Well-Being Relational Values and Well-Being Conceptualizations of Well-Being Subjective Well-Being Indicators in Latin America Objective Indicators of Quality of Life Health, Education and Social Instability in Latin America Family and Interpersonal Relations in Latin America Synthesis of the Current Latin American Situation Framework for Well-Being Policies

Authors and affiliations

  • Mariano Rojas
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  1. 1.Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR)LogroñoSpain

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