Social integration and subjective wellbeing

Appau, S, Awaworyi Churchill, S and Farrell, L 2019, 'Social integration and subjective wellbeing', Applied Economics, vol. 51, no. 16, pp. 1748-1761.


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Title Social integration and subjective wellbeing
Author(s) Appau, S
Awaworyi Churchill, S
Farrell, L
Year 2019
Journal name Applied Economics
Volume number 51
Issue number 16
Start page 1748
End page 1761
Total pages 14
Publisher Taylor & Francis Group
Abstract Using data from the UK Community Life Survey, we examine the relationship between social integration and subjective wellbeing. We measure social integration along various dimensions, including frequency of interaction with ones neighbors, perceived strength of belonging to ones immediate neighborhood and country, length of residence in a neighborhood, and trust in neighbors. Overall, we find that social integration is associated with higher levels of subjective wellbeing. Specifically, our results suggest that an increase in the frequency of interaction with ones neighbors is associated with an increase in subjective wellbeing. Similarly, an increase in respondents perceived strength of belonging to their immediate neighborhood (and country) is associated with an increase in subjective wellbeing. We further discover that an increase in the length of residence in a neighborhood is associated with an increase in subjective wellbeing, and this is also the case for an increase in the level of trust in ones neighbour.
Subject Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
Health Economics
Welfare Economics
Keyword(s) Social integration
Social interactions
Trust
Wellbeing
DOI - identifier 10.1080/00036846.2018.1528340
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