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ERIC Number: EJ919969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Predictors of Regional Well-Being: A County Level Analysis
Lawless, Nicole M.; Lucas, Richard E.
Social Indicators Research, v101 n3 p341-357 May 2011
The current study takes a novel approach to studying the correlates of subjective well-being. Unlike previous studies, which typically examine group-level well-being at the state or national level, we analyzed correlates of well-being at the county level within the United States. Using nationally representative data, we found that reliable variance in well-being exists across counties. Furthermore, this variance was associated with a number of objective factors, including income, population density, health and education. Continued study of these factors at the regional level may have important implications for developing community programs and public policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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