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dc.contributor.authorBell, David N.F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBlanchflower, David G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-04-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:07:46Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:07:46Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33180-
dc.description.abstractOn almost all measures of physical health, Scots fare worse than residents of any other region of the UK and often worse than the rest of Europe. Deaths from chronic liver disease and lung cancer are particularly prevalent in Scotland. The self-assessed wellbeing of Scots is lower than that of the English or Welsh, even after taking into account any differences in characteristics. Scots also suffer from higher levels of self-assessed depression or phobia, accidental death and suicide than those in other parts of Great Britain. This result is particularly driven by outcomes in Strathclyde and is consistent with the high scores for other measures of social deprivation in this area. On average, indicators of social capital in Scotland are no worse than in England or Wales. Detailed analysis within Scotland, however, shows that social capital indicators for the Strathclyde area are relatively low. We argue that these problems need to be directly targeted as they seem unlikely to be fixed by more indirect policies aimed at raising economic growth.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1909en_US
dc.subject.jelJ4en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordwellbeingen_US
dc.subject.keywordhappinessen_US
dc.subject.keywordsuicideen_US
dc.subject.keyworddepressionen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensqualitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Lageen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSelbstmorden_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwEuropaen_US
dc.subject.stwSchottlanden_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleThe Scots may be brave but they are neither healthy nor happyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn505180944en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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