A Quantitative Analysis of Regional Well-Being: Identity and Gender in India, South Africa, the USA and the UK (Routledge Studies in Development Economics) (Paperback)

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A Quantitative Analysis of Regional Well-Being: Identity and Gender in India, South Africa, the USA and the UK (Routledge Studies in Development Economics) (Paperback)

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Using data from the World Values Survey, this book sheds light on the link between happiness and the social group to which one belongs. The work is based on a rigorous statistical analysis of differences in the probability of happiness and life satisfaction between the predominant social group and subordinate groups.

The cases of India and South Africa receive deep attention in dedicated chapters on cast and race, with other chapters considering issues such as cultural bias, religion, patriarchy, and gender. An additional chapter offers a global perspective. On top of this, the longitudinal nature of the data facilitates an examination of how world happiness has evolved between 1994 and 2014.

This book will be a valuable reference for advanced students, scholars and policymakers involved in development economics, well-being, development geography, and sociology.

Vani Kant Borooah is Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Ulster, UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367564278
ISBN-10: 0367564270
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 29th, 2022
Pages: 194
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics