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The Resource Income, aging, health and wellbeing around the world : evidence from the Gallup World Poll, Angus Deaton, (electronic resource)

Income, aging, health and wellbeing around the world : evidence from the Gallup World Poll, Angus Deaton, (electronic resource)

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Income, aging, health and wellbeing around the world : evidence from the Gallup World Poll
Title
Income, aging, health and wellbeing around the world
Title remainder
evidence from the Gallup World Poll
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Angus Deaton
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Language
eng
Summary
During 2006, the Gallup Organization conducted a World Poll that used an identical questionnaire for national samples of adults from 132 countries. This study analyzes the data on life satisfaction (happiness) and on health satisfaction and look at their relationships with national income, age, and life-expectancy. Average happiness is strongly related to per capita national income; each doubling of income is associated with a near one point increase in life satisfaction on a scale from 0 to 10. Unlike most previous findings, the effect holds across the range of international incomes; if anything, it is slightly stronger among rich countries. Conditional on national income, recent economic growth makes people unhappier, improvements in life-expectancy make them happier, but life-expectancy itself has little effect. Age has an internationally inconsistent relationship with happiness. National income moderates the effects of aging on self-reported health, and the decline in health satisfaction and rise in disability with age are much stronger in poor countries than in rich countries. In line with earlier findings, people in much of Eastern Europe and in the countries of the former Soviet Union are particularly unhappy and particularly dissatisfied with their health, and older people in those countries are much less satisfied with their lives and with their health than are younger people. HIV prevalence in Africa has little effect on Africans' life or health satisfaction; the fraction of Kenyans who are satisfied with their personal health is the same as the fraction of Britons and higher than the fraction of Americans. The US ranks 81st out of 115 countries in the fraction of people who have confidence in their healthcare system, and has a lower score than countries such as India, Iran, Malawi, or Sierra Leone. While the strong relationship between life-satisfaction and income gives some credence to the measures, as do the low levels of life and health satisfaction in Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union, the lack of correlations between life and health satisfaction and health measures shows that happiness (or self-reported health) measures cannot be regarded as useful summary indicators of human welfare in international comparisons
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Deaton, Angus
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  • illustrations
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non fiction
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National Bureau of Economic Research
Series statement
NBER working paper series
Series volume
no. 13317
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  • Aging
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Happiness
  • Health Status
  • Income
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Income, aging, health and wellbeing around the world : evidence from the Gallup World Poll, Angus Deaton, (electronic resource)
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Title from pdf title page (viewed Oct. 6, 2007)
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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mixed
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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166308359
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1 electronic text (46 pages)
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electronic
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2007616459
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computer
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PDF, illustrations, color map
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(OCoLC)166308359
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Text in PDF format.
Label
Income, aging, health and wellbeing around the world : evidence from the Gallup World Poll, Angus Deaton, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from pdf title page (viewed Oct. 6, 2007)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166308359
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (46 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Lccn
2007616459
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
PDF, illustrations, color map
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166308359
System details
  • Adobe Acrobat required
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Type of computer file
Text in PDF format.

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