Handbook of Happiness Research in Latin America

  • Mariano Rojas

Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mariano Rojas
    Pages 1-13
  3. The Relevance of Latin American Happiness

  4. Human Relations and Happiness in Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. María Soledad Herrera, María Beatriz Fernández, Carmen Barros
      Pages 129-141
    3. Francisco Mochón Morcillo, Rebeca de Juan Díaz
      Pages 143-161
    4. Rozzana Sánchez Aragón, Rolando Díaz Loving
      Pages 163-177
  5. Material Conditions and Happiness in Latin America

  6. Social Factors and Happiness in Latin America

  7. Health and Happiness in Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477
    2. Ramon Florenzano, Francisca Dussaillant
      Pages 479-488
    3. Benjamín Domínguez Trejo, Gerardo Ruvalcaba Palacios, María Montero López-Lena
      Pages 489-513
  8. The Importance of Subjective Well-Being Indicators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 529-529
    2. Marcelo Neri
      Pages 557-577
    3. Gerardo Leyva, Alfredo Bustos, Ana Miriam Romo
      Pages 579-611
  9. Benjamín Domínguez Trejo, Gerardo Ruvalcaba Palacios, María Montero López-Lena
    Pages E1-E1
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 633-637

About this book


This handbook presents original happiness research from and about a region that shows unexpectedly high levels of happiness. Even when Latin American countries cannot be classified as high-income countries their population do enjoy, on average, high happiness levels. The handbook draws attention to some important factors that contribute to the happiness of people, such as: relational values, human relations, solidarity networks, the role of the family, and the availability and gratifying using of leisure time. In a world where happiness is acquiring greater relevance as a final social and personal aim both the academic community and the social-actors and policy-makers community would benefit from Happiness Research in Latin America.


Economic Growth and Health in Latin America Happiness Inequality in the Caribbean Happiness and Social Relationships in Nicaragua Happiness and Well-Being in Argentina Happiness in Latin America Health and Happiness in Latin America Human Development in Latin America Pension Policy and Life Satisfaction in Chile Positive Psychology in Latin America Quality of Life in Latin America Social Dimensions of Subjective Well-Being Social Psychology of Latin American Social Well-Being in Mexico Subjective Well-Being Indicators Subjective Well-Being in Colombia Well-Being and Education in Chiapas Well-Being in Latin America

Editors and affiliations

  • Mariano Rojas
    • 1
  1. 1.FLACSO-Mexico & UPAEPMexico CityMexico

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