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The effects of Economy, Values and Health on Happiness In Iran: the case of the Kish Island

Torshizian, Eilya and Mehrara, Mohsen (2011): The effects of Economy, Values and Health on Happiness In Iran: the case of the Kish Island. Forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Psychology

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Abstract

Increasing happiness of population as the ultimate goal has engaged economist’s interest in identifying, measuring and theorizing based on the amount of influence of effective components on happiness. What makes this paper remarkable in contrast to similar studies is its Islamic ideological structure of society and being a free economic zone. Method used to estimating happiness is Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with latent variables. Results do not confirm presence of the Easterlin paradox in this society and moreover the religious variables are not significant.

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