Cultural diversity and subjective well-being

Publication type

Journal Article


Publication date

July 14, 2014


This paper analyses the impact that diversity has on life satisfaction of people living
in England. In England, and in many other countries, local communities are becoming
more diverse in terms of country of birth, ethnicity and religion of residents, with
unclear consequences on the well-being of people living in these communities. The
results suggest that white British people living in diverse areas have on average
lower levels of life satisfaction than those living in areas where diversity is low,
while there is no correlation on average between diversity and life satisfaction for
non-white British people and foreign born.

Published in

IZA Journal of Migration


Volume: 3




Open Access journal

© 2014 Longhi; licensee Springer. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.



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