This paper takes a look into what variables might impact an individual's happiness. It utilizes the most recent World Happiness Report along with data collected from the UN. Two regressions were run, the first one using the variables GDP per capita, female and male life expectancy, unemployment rate, literacy rate, and consumer price index with a total of one hundred forty-eight countries. The second regression used the same variables along with corruption rating with a total of fifty-nine countries. It was found that GDP per capita, female life expectancy, and unemployment were the only three significant variables in the first equation and no variables were significant once the degrees of freedom were decreased substantially and corruption rating was added.
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"Searching for True Happiness,"
Proceedings of the Jepson Undergraduate Conference on International Economics: Vol. 3, Article 1.
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