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The bigger and denser the city you live in, the more unhappy you’re likely to be.

Winters, John and Li, Yu (2016) The bigger and denser the city you live in, the more unhappy you’re likely to be. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (12 May 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Urban living increases employment prospects and consumption opportunities but also exposes individuals to numerous urban problems including high living costs, congestion, pollution, crime, and traffic among others. New research by John Winters and Yu Li examines the overall effects of urban living on happiness in the US as measured by self-reported life satisfaction. They find that living in large metropolitan areas and counties with higher population densities reduces average happiness levels.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 09:22
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2021 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66906

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