Domains of Quality of Life and Subjective Wellbeing in Mexico

Monday, 11 July 2016: 16:30
Location: Hörsaal 12 (Juridicum)
Oral Presentation
Rene MILLAN, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, UNAM, Mexico
The paper is based on a national survey made in 2014, applied to 1300 adults (aged 18 years old or more). It will present the results of the association between three dimensions that imply different domains of quality of life and subjective wellbeing, measured as life satisfaction. The studied dimensions will be the following: socioeconomic, relational goods, and quality of the social environment. In the first dimension, domains such as income, education, employment and social security, will be analyzed. In the second, sociability or relational goods will be studied. Finally, in the third dimension, security, housing satisfaction, and public services will be analyzed. The aim of the paper is to determine which of those dimensions has a greater association with subjective wellbeing, and to point out which domain is the most important in determining such subjective wellbeing for the Mexican case