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There is a mid-life low in well-being in Germany

David Blanchflower and Alan Piper

Economics Letters, 2022, vol. 214, issue C

Abstract: Kassenboehmer and Haisken-DeNew (2012) claim that there is no well-being midlife low in Germany, when controlling for fixed effects, respondent experience and interviewer characteristics in the German Socio-Economic Panel, 1994–2006. We re-estimate with a longer run of years using their methods and find that well-being declines to a low in midlife and is neither flat nor trivial.

Keywords: Age; Aging; Life satisfaction; Interviewer characteristics; Interviewee experience; Fixed effects; Panel analysis; SOEP (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C42 I31 J14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2022.110430

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