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Title: The effect of the Maltese festa on well-being : an economic analysis, with a focus on youth participation
Authors: Briguglio, Marie
Sultana, Ariana
Keywords: Well-being -- Malta
Economics -- Malta
Feasts, Religious -- Malta
Fasts and feasts -- Malta
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Society of St. Mary and King George V Band Club, Mqabba
Citation: Briguglio, M., & Sultana, A. (2015). The effect of the Maltese festa on well-being: an economic analysis, with a focus on youth participation. In A. Azzopardi (Ed.), Young people and the "Festa" in Malta (pp. 51-73). Malta: Best Print Co. Ltd.
Abstract: This paper presents some considerations on the impact of the traditional Maltese festa on well-being among Maltese people. Drawing upon the literature on the determinants of well-being and relating this to the known impacts of the Maltese festa, the study first presents a discussion on the mechanisms through which this popular cultural event may impact well-being, positively and negatively, among participants and non-participants, in Malta. The study then presents the results of a life-satisfaction survey intended to examine the direct relationship between participation and well-being among the most active segment of the population - young people. The study concludes that while the Maltese festa is associated with higher levels of well-being among participants (including attendees), its effects on non-participants may well be negative. This provides some useful cues for further research as well as for policy-makers to mitigate the negative impacts and cultivate the positive well-being effects of the Maltese festa.
ISBN: 9789995708283
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