Social Impact

26 August 2011

90 – Can a click buy a little happiness? The impact of business-toconsumer e-commerce on subjective well-being

Abstract This paper presents the first empirical investigation into the effect of e-shopping on subjective well-being. The analysis relies on a nationally and regionally representative dataset […]
25 March 2011

83 – See you on Facebook! A framework for analyzing the role of computermediated interaction in the evolution of social capital

Abstract Empirical studies have documented a decline in indicators of social participation in the last decades. The responsibility of social disengagement has been often attributed to […]
26 June 2010

76 – What are we learning from the life satisfaction literature?

Abstract The recent availability of cross-sectional and longitudinal survey data on life satisfaction in a large number of countries gives us the opportunity to verify empirically […]
12 October 2009

64 – Children, happiness and taxation

Abstract Empirical analyses on the determinants of life satisfaction often include the impact of the number of children variable among available controls without fully discriminating between […]
20 July 2009

63 – Virtuous interactions in removing exclusion: the link between foreign market access and access to education

Abstract We devise a retrospective panel data approach to evaluate the effects of fair trade affiliation on the schooling decisions of a sample of Thai organic […]