The Capability Approach and Evaluation of the Well-Being in Senegal: An Operationalization with the Structural Equations Models
Modern Economy (ME)
 and , which are: living conditions, education and health body,
non-institutional support and good governance, on the
one hand, and the three dimensions of well-being (economic well-being, life
satisfaction and subjective well-being), on the other hand. With the modeling
technique by structural equations: PLS-PM (Partial Linear Square-Path
Modeling), we find that the estimation model of well-being
has built good predictive quality. In addition, it shows that the basic
capabilities (education, living conditions and health of the body) positively
determine well-being (economic well-being, subjective well-being and life
satisfaction). Also, economic well-being and life satisfaction positively
predict and cause subjective well-being. Contrariwise, non-institutional
support and good governance do not significantly cause subjective well-being.
Between these two capabilities, only good governance has a significant and
positive effect on life satisfaction.