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Life Satisfaction and Happiness in Mexico: Correlates and Redundancies

  • Gerardo LeyvaEmail author
  • Alfredo Bustos
  • Ana Miriam Romo
Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)

Abstract

The chapter investigates the correlates of life satisfaction and happiness in México, in order to know the degree of redundancy between them as well as their key correlates. The way the studied correlates behave does not allow a conclusive statement about the degree of redundancy between the variables under study, although it clearly shows that for some specific variables such as economic status or satisfaction with family life, social life and affective life, different behaviours consistent with a greater emotive and smaller cognitive load are displayed by the indicator regarding happiness when compared to the one for life satisfaction.

Keywords

Subjective well-being Life satisfaction Mexico Happiness Ordinal logit Well-being correlates BIARE Self-reported well-being module 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerardo Leyva
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alfredo Bustos
    • 1
  • Ana Miriam Romo
    • 1
  1. 1.Dirección General Adjunta de InvestigaciónINEGIAguascalientesMexico

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