Using data from the World Values Survey, this book sheds light on the link between happiness and the social group to which one belongs. The work is based on a rigorous statistical analysis of differences in the probability of happiness and life satisfaction between the predominant social group and subordinate groups.
The cases of India and South Africa receive deep attention in dedicated chapters on cast and race, with other chapters considering issues such as cultural bias, religion, patriarchy, and gender. An additional chapter offers a global perspective. On top of this, the longitudinal nature of the data facilitates an examination of how world happiness has evolved between 1994 and 2014.
This book will be a valuable reference for advanced students, scholars and policymakers involved in development economics, well-being, development geography, and sociology.
Table of Contents
2. Subjective Well-Being: Happiness and Life Satisfaction in India and South Africa
3. Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety, and Anger in the US
4. Domestic Violence: Emotional and Physical Abuse of Wives in India
5. Racial Bias in Policing: Police stop-and-searches in England and Wales
6. Prejudice: Xenophobia, Homophobia, and Patriarchy in the World
Vani Kant Borooah is Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Ulster, UK.