Psychological and Social Determinants of Subjective Well-Being in Mexico: Poverty, Class Identification and Social Mobility

  • Joaquina Palomar LeverEmail author
  • Amparo Victorio Estrada
Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)


This chapter studies the determinants of subjective well-being with a particular focus on the situation in a context of poverty; the chapter also studies how subjective well-being relates to perceived causes of poverty, class identification, and social mobility. This reflection is based upon the assumption that subjective well-being influences people’s socio-economic situation as well as their perception about the causes of poverty. In addition, the relationship between objective living conditions and subjective well-being may be mediated by those factors which individuals perceive as causes of poverty and by the socioeconomic class they presume they belong to.


Life Satisfaction Coping Style Emotional Intelligence Social Mobility Achievement Motivation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joaquina Palomar Lever
    • 1
    Email author
  • Amparo Victorio Estrada
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversidad IberoamericanaMexico CityMexico

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