Corpus ID: 152608844

Mental Illness and Unhappiness

  title={Mental Illness and Unhappiness},
  author={Richard Layard and D. Chisholm and V. Patel and S. Saxena},
  journal={Political Economy: Government Expenditures & Related Policies eJournal},
  • Richard Layard, D. Chisholm, +1 author S. Saxena
  • Published 2013
  • Economics
  • Political Economy: Government Expenditures & Related Policies eJournal
  • This paper is a contribution to the second World Happiness Report. It makes five main points. 1. Mental health is the biggest single predictor of life-satisfaction. This is so in the UK, Germany and Australia even if mental health is included with a six-year lag. It explains more of the variance of life-satisfaction in the population of a country than physical health does, and much more than unemployment and income do. Income explains 1% of the variance of life-satisfaction or less. 2. Much the… CONTINUE READING
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