Socioeconomic Disparities in Subjective Well-being in Colombia

  • David A. HurtadoEmail author
Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)


The aim of this chapter is to quantify disparities in Subjective Well-being (SWB) using data from a nationally representative survey of Colombia from 2011 (n = 2988). After controlling for socio-demographic and regional characteristics, results showed that higher educational attainment and higher household income were positively associated with higher SWB. Unemployed subjects reported lower SWB relative to those working in the formal or in the informal sector. t


Colombia Socioeconomic status Health disparities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social and Behavioral SciencesHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthBostonUSA

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