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Essays on Well-being and Quality of Life in Latin America

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dc.contributor.advisor Reinert, Kenneth A Cuartas, Beatriz
dc.creator Cuartas, Beatriz 2016-08-26 2017-12-07T21:12:02Z 2017-12-07T21:12:02Z
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G8Q386
dc.description.abstract Elevated Latin American well-being rankings are controversial. The dissertation explores the relationship between well-being and other performance measures covering 134 countries in 2011. A correlation analysis tests the relationship across country rankings, such as the Happy Planet Index, the World Development Indicators, the Global Peace Index, and the Corruption Perception Index. The empirical findings suggest that life satisfaction becomes statistically insignificant for the region when correlated with other measures including peace-security, and corruption. The findings also indicate that an increase in per-capita-income, war, and corruption tend to have little to no effect on the given HPI country ranking.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject well-being measures en_US
dc.subject quality of life en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.subject peace and security en_US
dc.subject transparency en_US
dc.subject poverty en_US
dc.title Essays on Well-being and Quality of Life in Latin America en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy en_US Doctoral en_US Public Policy en_US George Mason University en_US

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