Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126331
Authors: 
Ayerakwa, Hayford M.
Osei, Robert D.
Osei-Akoto, Isaac
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/034
Abstract: 
Every person desires some level of inner fulfilment at different stages of life and this could come from a combination of several factors including material and resource acquisition and social prestige. The challenge, however, is whether happiness levels across the different social strata are the same, especially among the poor and the neglected. Using data from the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty survey in Ghana, we analyse the factors that influence happiness among the extreme poor. The positive and negative factors are discussed in the paper.
Subjects: 
happiness
poor households
rural Ghana
JEL: 
D04
I38
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-919-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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