Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/95668
Authors: 
Knies, Gundi
Nandi, Alita
Platt, Lucinda
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2014-08
Abstract: 
Using a rich, nationally representative data set with a large sample of minorities and matched small area characteristics, we explore differences in life satisfaction for ethnic groups living in UK. We test the hypothesis that minorities will be less satisfied, which will in part be explained by less favourable individual and area contexts, but that living in areas with a larger proportion of own ethnic group promotes well-being. We find that satisfaction is lower among minorities, ceteris paribus, but area concentration is associated with higher life satisfaction for certain groups. We discuss the implications of our findings.
Subjects: 
Life Satisfaction
Happiness
Ethnic group
Neighbourhood
Subjective well-being
UKHLS
JEL: 
I31
J15
R23
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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