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dc.contributor.authorCheng, TC
dc.contributor.authorPowdthavee, N
dc.contributor.authorOswald, AJ
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-21T01:42:31Z
dc.date.available2020-12-21T01:42:31Z
dc.date.issued2017-02-01
dc.identifier.citationCheng, T. C., Powdthavee, N. & Oswald, A. J. (2017). LONGITUDINAL EVIDENCE FOR A MIDLIFE NADIR IN HUMAN WELL-BEING: RESULTS FROM FOUR DATA SETS. ECONOMIC JOURNAL, 127 (599), pp.126-142. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12256.
dc.identifier.issn0013-0133
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/256625
dc.description.abstractThere is a large amount of cross-sectional evidence for a midlife low in the life cycle of human happiness and well-being (a 'U shape'). Yet no genuinely longitudinal inquiry has uncovered evidence for a U-shaped pattern. Thus, some researchers believe the U is a statistical artefact. We re-examine this fundamental cross-disciplinary question. We suggest a new test. Drawing on four data sets, and only within-person changes in well-being, we document powerful support for a U shape in longitudinal data (without the need for formal regression equations). The article's methodological contribution is to use the first-derivative properties of a well-being equation.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWILEY
dc.titleLONGITUDINAL EVIDENCE FOR A MIDLIFE NADIR IN HUMAN WELL-BEING: RESULTS FROM FOUR DATA SETS
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ecoj.12256
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
melbourne.source.titleThe Economic Journal
melbourne.source.volume127
melbourne.source.issue599
melbourne.source.pages126-142
melbourne.identifier.nhmrc1019605
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1227620
melbourne.contributor.authorCheng, Terence
melbourne.contributor.authorPOWDTHAVEE, NATTAVUDH
dc.identifier.eissn1468-0297
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidNHMRC, 1019605
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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