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Can religion buy happiness? The case of Singapore

Salahodjaev, Raufhon (2014): Can religion buy happiness? The case of Singapore.


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This paper investigates the determinants of life satisfaction in Singapore. Specifically we explore the effect of religiosity on life satisfaction. Using World Values Survey data, we find that in general religiosity leads to higher levels of life satisfaction. However, we do not find link between religious denomination and subjective wellbeing, except for Muslim and other religious denomination i.e. Taoist and Shenism.

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