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How Does Subjective Well-Being Evolve with Age? A Literature Review

Beatriz Fabiola López Ulloa, Valerie Moller () and Alfonso Sousa-Poza ()
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Beatriz Fabiola López Ulloa: University of Hohenheim
Valerie Moller: Rhodes University

No 7328, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This literature review provides an overview of the theoretical and empirical research in several disciplines on the relation between ageing and subjective well-being, i.e., how subjective well-being evolves across the lifespan. Because of the different methodologies, data sets and samples used, comparison among disciplines and studies is difficult. However, extant studies do show either a U-shaped, inverted U-shaped or linear relation between ageing and subjective well-being.

Keywords: ageing; life satisfaction; U-shape (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J14 J28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 35 pages
Date: 2013-04
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Published in: Journal of Population Ageing, 2013, 6 (3), 227-246

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