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Happiness and Poverty in Developing Countries

A Global Perspective


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. John Malcolm Dowling, Chin-Fang Yap
    Pages 1-32
  3. John Malcolm Dowling, Chin-Fang Yap
    Pages 33-124
  4. John Malcolm Dowling, Chin-Fang Yap
    Pages 125-204
  5. John Malcolm Dowling, Chin-Fang Yap
    Pages 205-272
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 302-319

About this book


This book analyzes the determinants of happiness for both the rich and the poor in the developing regions of Asia, Latin America and Africa. Explanatory variables include education, health and income as well as demographic and social variables. The book highlights the overwhelming importance of health in uplifting well-being in these regions.


Developing Countries Import poverty

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of HawaiiUSA

About the authors

JOHN MALCOLM DOWLING is Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the University of Hawaii, USA. He has previously held positions at the University of Colorado, USA, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Melbourne University, Australia, Reading University, UK, and has received two Fullbright Fellowships in Iran and Thailand. He has published over sixty journal articles and seven books.

CHIN-FANG YAP teaches Economics at Tampines Junior College, Singapore. Her research interests include the Economic Development of Asia and Poverty, Happiness and Choice.

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