DiMaria, Charles Henri and Peroni, Chiara and Sarracino, Francesco (2014): Happiness matters: the role of well-being in productivity.
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This article is about the link between people’s subjective well-being, defined as an evaluation of one’s own life, and productivity. Our aim is to test the hypothesis that subjective well-being contributes to productivity using a two step approach: first, we establish whether subjective well-being can be a candidate variable to study Total Factor Productivity; second, we assess how much subjective well-being contributes to productivity at aggregate level through efficiency gains. We adopt Data Envelopment Analysis to compute total factor productivity and efficiency indices using European Social Survey and AMECO data for 20 European countries. Results show that subjective well-being is an input and not an output to production.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Happiness matters: the role of well-being in productivity|
|Keywords:||productivity, subjective well-being, TFP, efficiency gains, life satisfaction, economic growth, DEA.|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy > E23 - Production
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty > I31 - General Welfare, Well-Being
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth ; Aggregate Productivity ; Cross-Country Output Convergence
|Depositing User:||Francesco Sarracino|
|Date Deposited:||01 Jul 2014 16:40|
|Last Modified:||01 Jul 2014 17:20|
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