Subjective Wellbeing: A Spatial Microsimulation of Australian Unity Quality of Life Survey

Itismita Mohanty, Robert Tanton, Yogi Vidyattama, Marcia Keegan, Robert Cummins

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This paper uses spatial microsimulation methods to estimate small area (SA2) subjective wellbeing in Australia. The procedure uses the Autralian Quality of Life survey and the 2011 Census data to derive small area estimates of subjective wellbeing. Validation of the results shows that they compare well to another source of subjective wellbeing for areas in the Murray Darling Basin, and aggregate estimates compare well to HILDA estimates of subjective wellbeing at a State level. These estimates are now available from the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) at the University of Melbourne.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 42nd Australian Conference of Economists Conference Proceedings: Beyond the Frontiers: New Directions in Economics
EditorsDavid Butler, Maria Mangano
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherMurdoch University
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781921877124
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event42nd Australian Conference of Economists - Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
Duration: 7 Jul 201310 Jul 2013


Conference42nd Australian Conference of Economists


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