nep-hap New Economics Papers
on Economics of Happiness
Issue of 2017‒06‒04
two papers chosen by

  1. Family Social Capital as a Predictor of Parental and Adolescent Subjective Well-Being in Russia By Dmitrii Dubrov
  2. Happiness and Public Expenditure: Evidence from a panel analysis By KASMAOUI, Kamal; BOURHABA, Othmane

  1. By: Dmitrii Dubrov (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
    Abstract: This research examines the role of family social capital (FSC) in parental and adolescent subjective well-being. As the construct FSC is relatively new, the article presents data of validated methods for measuring it. 397 Russians were interviewed to identify whether FSC is a significant predictor of subjective well-being. The results indicate that it is a predictor of adolescent subjective well-being. For parents, this construct can be a predictor of their subjective well-being depending on their level of income
    Keywords: family social capital, subjective well-being, interpersonal relations, parents, adolescents
    JEL: Z
    Date: 2017
  2. By: KASMAOUI, Kamal; BOURHABA, Othmane
    Abstract: The present study examines empirically the relationship between Happiness and public spending. We use a panel data from 2006 to 2015 for about 132 countries. We first estimated a Pooled, fixed effect and finally a GMM model to deal with the endogeneity problem. Our main findings suggest, first, that high levels of public expenditure are associated with greater Happiness around the world. Second, as expected, social support, Healthy life expectancy, Freedom to make life choices and confidence in national government contribute significantly to Happiness.
    Keywords: Happiness, Public choice, Government spending, GMM
    JEL: H11 H40 H50 I31
    Date: 2017–05–23

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