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Advancing the study of subjective well-being<sup>1</sup>

Beverley A. Searle

in Well-being

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9781861348876
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304241 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348876.003.0004
Advancing the study of subjective well-being1

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This chapter describes in detail the factors associated with maintaining and promoting subjective well-being. It reports the findings of new statistical analyses with reference to socio-economic, social, health and spatial factors as well as levels of satisfaction with different aspects of life, based on data from the first nine waves (1991–99) of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). The findings suggest that improving and maintaining high levels of well-being are not directly associated with affluence.

Keywords: socioeconomics; sociology; health; affluence; wealth; UK; Great Britain; statistics; statistical analysis

Chapter.  8008 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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