The Role of Relational Goods in the Relationship Between Illnesses and Satisfaction in Latin America

  • Mariano RojasEmail author
  • Maikol Elizondo-Lara
Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)


This chapter postulates that it is not the same to be ill than to suffer from an illness; people with access to relational goods do suffer less from an illness than people with little or no access to relational goods. The empirical study uses information from all Latin American countries to show that access to relational goods mediates in the relationship between health problems and well-being.


Happiness Relational goods Health problems Illnesses Latin America 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FLACSO-México and UPAEPMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Astra ZenecaFLACSO-México and UPAEPMexico CityMexico

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