Gender and well-being around the world
by Carol Graham; Soumya Chattopadhyay
International Journal of Happiness and Development (IJHD), Vol. 1, No. 2, 2013

Abstract: We explore gender differences in reported well-being around the world, both across and within countries - comparing age, income, and education cohorts. We find that women have higher levels of well-being than men, with a few exceptions in low income countries. We also find differences in the standard relationships between key variables - such as marriage and well-being - when differential gender rights are accounted for. We conclude that differences in well-being across genders are affected by the same empirical and methodological factors that drive the paradoxes underlying income and well-being debates, with norms and expectations playing an important mediating role.

Online publication date: Thu, 01-Aug-2013

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