Crime and happiness amongst heads of households in Malawi.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 11 (4).
- Accepted Version
Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10902-009-9152-7
This paper uses 2005 Malawian data to investigate the link between crime and happiness in Malawi. Detailed descriptive statistics reveal that crime is a gendered issue and econometric analyses show that males and females respond differently to different crime variables. In particular, for males being attacked has a negative impact on happiness and neighbourhood crime rates have a U-shaped effect on happiness with happiness at its lowest when 11.2% of respondents in a neighbourhood reported being a victim. For females only a subjective feeling of insecurity impacts negatively on happiness.
|Additional Information:||The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||crime, happiness, subjective wellbeing, quality of life, Malawi, Africa|
|Faculty/Department:||Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance|
Dr T. Hinks
|Deposited On:||15 Nov 2010 15:08|
|Last Modified:||13 Aug 2013 04:44|
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