Happiness and Poverty in Developing Countries: A Global Perspective

Hardcover | December 7, 2012

byJohn Malcolm Dowling, Chin Fang Yap

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By carefully analyzing a comprehensive data base of questionnaire responses gathered over the past two decades in the developing regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America, this book arrives at a series of powerful conclusions regarding the determinants of well-being and happiness of all sectors of society.
 
The book explores the relative importance of health and education, as well as addressing social and demographic issues surrounding happiness, and the effect of ageing. Psychological factors are also discussed, such as the effects of a belief in social mobility in the less well-off. The authors explore why income poverty is not the only form of poverty, and focus on other factors that uplift the well-being and happiness of the underprivileged.

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By carefully analyzing a comprehensive data base of questionnaire responses gathered over the past two decades in the developing regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America, this book arrives at a series of powerful conclusions regarding the determinants of well-being and happiness of all sectors of society.   The book explores the relat...

JOHN MALCOLM DOWLING is a visiting lecturer in Economics at the University of Hawaii. He has previously held positions at the University of Colorado, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Melbourne University, Australia, Reading University, UK, and has received two Fullbright Fellowships in Iran and Thailand. He has published ov...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:December 7, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230285759

ISBN - 13:9780230285750

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis for Asia
Analysis for Africa
Latin America
Conclusions from the Analysis of Probit Analysis for Asia, Africa and Latin America

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