Socioeconomic disparities in subjective well-being in colombia

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The aim of this chapter is to quantify disparities in Subjective Well-being (SWB) using data from a nationally representative survey of Colombia from 2011 (n=2988). After controlling for socio-demographic and regional characteristics, results showed that higher educational attainment and higher household income were positively associated with higher SWB. Unemployed subjects reported lower SWB relative to those working in the formal or in the informal sector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Happiness Research in Latin America
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789401772037
ISBN (Print)9789401772020
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Colombia
  • Health disparities
  • Socioeconomic status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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