Disability and Subjective Well-being

TitleDisability and Subjective Well-being
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDaly, MC, Gardiner, CS
EditorCouch, KA, Daly, MC, Zissimopoulos, JM
Book TitleLifecycle Events and Their Consequences: Job Loss, Family Change, and Declines in Health
PublisherStanford University Press
CityStanford, CA
KeywordsEmployment and Labor Force, Expectations, Health Conditions and Status, Healthcare, Income, Retirement Planning and Satisfaction

The authors examine the relationship between disability, its onset, and subjective well-being in Chapter 15. Individuals with a work-limitating disability self-reported lower levels of life satisfaction. Consistent with previous studies, the authors find a negative relationship between disability status and subjective well-being. Employment status, income, and wealth, mitigates this negative relationship, but disability still emerges as a salient determinant of subjective well-being throughout the analysis.

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disabilities/prognosis/Subjective well-being/Life satisfaction/Life satisfaction/Employment/income/work limitation

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Short TitleDisability and Subjective Well-being
Citation Key5254