This paper proposes a new method for the measurement of the quality of relational life. Building on the recent literature on the determinants of subjective well-being, we use implicit valuations estimated from microeconometric life satisfaction equations to weigh scores on several dimensions of relational life. We apply the proposed method to a large sample of individuals from 94 countries, in order to construct composite indicators that focus on three dimensions of interpersonal relations: friends, family, and society. We use these indicators to compare the quality of relational life across countries worldwide and to explore its determinants at individual and country level. Overall, the results indicate that, at individual level, better economic conditions are associated with higher quality of interpersonal relationships

Stanca, L. (2009). With or without you? Measuring the quality of relational life throughout the world. JOURNAL OF SOCIO-ECONOMICS, 38, 834-842 [10.1016/j.socec.2009.03.004].

With or without you? Measuring the quality of relational life throughout the world

Stanca, LM
2009

Abstract

This paper proposes a new method for the measurement of the quality of relational life. Building on the recent literature on the determinants of subjective well-being, we use implicit valuations estimated from microeconometric life satisfaction equations to weigh scores on several dimensions of relational life. We apply the proposed method to a large sample of individuals from 94 countries, in order to construct composite indicators that focus on three dimensions of interpersonal relations: friends, family, and society. We use these indicators to compare the quality of relational life across countries worldwide and to explore its determinants at individual and country level. Overall, the results indicate that, at individual level, better economic conditions are associated with higher quality of interpersonal relationships
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Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Scientifica
subjective well-being, relational capital, quality of life
English
834
842
9
http://dipeco.economia.unimib.it/web/pdf/pubblicazioni/wp144_08.pdf
Stanca, L. (2009). With or without you? Measuring the quality of relational life throughout the world. JOURNAL OF SOCIO-ECONOMICS, 38, 834-842 [10.1016/j.socec.2009.03.004].
Stanca, L
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