Economics at your fingertips  

Heresy or enlightenment? The well-being age U-shape effect is flat

Sonja C. Kassenboehmer and John P. Haisken-DeNew
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: John P. de New and Sonja Cornelia de New

Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 117, issue 1, 235-238

Abstract: The otherwise seemingly robust age U-shape effect on life satisfaction in pooled OLS regressions is refuted with the German SOEP when controlling for panel fixed effects and respondent experience in the panel. Interviewer characteristics also impact significantly on life satisfaction responses.

Keywords: Life satisfaction; Well-being; Age U-shape (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I31 J14 C42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (58) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.05.013

Access Statistics for this article

Economics Letters is currently edited by Economics Letters Editorial Office

More articles in Economics Letters from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Nithya Sathishkumar ().

Page updated 2021-04-02
Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:1:p:235-238