Aging, Family Relations and Well-Being in Chile

  • María Soledad HerreraEmail author
  • María Beatriz Fernández
  • Carmen Barros
Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)


This article aims to describe the level of the elderly people’s well-being in Chile, measured as general satisfaction with life and emotional well-being, and to test a hypothetical model of the associated factors. It analyses varios representative face to face surveys on elderly chileans The results of regression analysis confirm that life conditions are one of the more important predictors of well-being, but the variation in this measure in old age is better explained if we incorporate other factors, such as the quality of family relations and self-efficacy.


Well-being Elderly Family relationships 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Soledad Herrera
    • 1
    Email author
  • María Beatriz Fernández
    • 1
  • Carmen Barros
    • 1
  1. 1.Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile

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