Income, health, and well-being around the world: evidence from the Gallup World Poll.

@article{Deaton2008IncomeHA,
  title={Income, health, and well-being around the world: evidence from the Gallup World Poll.},
  author={A. Deaton},
  journal={The journal of economic perspectives : a journal of the American Economic Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          53-72
        }
}
  • A. Deaton
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • The journal of economic perspectives : a journal of the American Economic Association
During 2006, the Gallup Organization conducted a World Poll that used an identical questionnaire for national samples of adults from 132 countries. I analyze 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… Expand

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