Marta Portela, Isabel Neira

Social capital and subjective well-being. An analysis for Spain considering their regions

This paper examines the determinants of happiness in Spain with special attention to «social capital», using data from the fourth wave (2008) of European Social Survey (ESS). The analysis is performed through discrete choice models, also considering regional differences. In addition to the traditional determinants as age, sex, marital status, health status, educational levels, measured on the income level, we perform a principal components analysis on the three dimensions of social capital: trust, social networks and social norms.

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