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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
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.05.013

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