The relationship between happiness and health: evidence from Italy.

@article{Sabatini2014TheRB,
  title={The relationship between happiness and health: evidence from Italy.},
  author={Fabio Sabatini},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={114},
  pages={178-87}
}
We test the relationship between happiness and self-rated health in Italy. The analysis relies on a unique dataset collected through the administration of a questionnaire to a representative sample (n = 817) of the population of the Italian Province of Trento in March 2011. Based on probit regressions and instrumental variables estimates, we find that happiness is strongly correlated with perceived good health, after controlling for a number of relevant socio-economic phenomena. Health… CONTINUE READING
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