Improving subjective well-being of the poor in the Eastern Cape
Journal of Health Psychology: an interdisciplinary, international journal , Volume 15 - Issue 7 p. 1012- 1019
This study investigated the effects of income, health, social capital, marital status, employment, education and crime experience on subjective well-being within a poor community in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It appeared that higher income is associated with higher subjective well-being and that social capital serves as an important subjective well-being predictor in all income groups. Efforts must be made to ensure that countries do not develop economically at the expense of other aspects of life important for well-being in the very poor, such as social capital.
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Cramm, J.M, Moller, V, & Nieboer, A.P. (2010). Improving subjective well-being of the poor in the Eastern Cape. Journal of Health Psychology: an interdisciplinary, international journal, 15(7), 1012–1019. doi:10.1177/1359105310367833