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Have econometric analyses of happiness data been futile? A simple truth about happiness scales

Le-Yu Chen (Academia Sinica), Ekaterina Oparina (University of Surrey), Nattavudh Powdthavee (Warwick Business School and IZA), Sorawoot Srisuma (University of Surrey) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Econometric analyses in the happiness literature typically use subjective well-being (SWB) data to compare the mean of observed or latent happiness across samples. Recent critiques show that com-paring the mean of ordinal data is only valid under strong assumptions that are usually rejected by SWB d...

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Volume: no. 12152
Main Author: Chen, Le-Yu
Oparina, Ekaterina
Powdthavee, Nattavudh
Srisuma, Sorawoot
Format: eBook
Language: English
Related: Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ¬[Herausgebendes Organ]
Ort : Verlag : ErscheinungsdatumBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics : February 2019
Extent: 1 Online-Ressource (23 Seiten) : Diagramme
Umfang: (Dateityp; Kodierungsformat)Textdatei; PDF
Series: Discussion paper series / IZA Institute of Labor Economics ; no. 12152
Links: Fulltext
HBZ-ID: HT019985698 » further libraries in North Rhine-Westphalia
Database: ULB Bonn