Sympathy and the value of health: The spill-over effects of migraine on household well-being

Wim Groot*, Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink

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In this paper a model of life satisfaction measurement is formulated to\ncalculate happiness interdependencies. The model is applied to estimate\nthe spill-over effects of migraine headache on well-being. It is found\nthat women are more compassionate than men. The results also show that\nignoring happiness interdependencies of migraine headache underestimates\nthe effects of migraine headache on well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-120
Number of pages24
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Happiness
  • Interdependence
  • Life-satisfaction
  • Migraine
  • Willingness to pay

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