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Explaining the Decline in Subjective Well-Being Over Time in Panel Data
Résumé This volume analyses the quantification of the effect of factors measuring subjective well-being, and in particular on the metrics applied. With happiness studies flourishing over the last decades, both in number of publications as well as in their exposure, researchers working in this field are aware of potential weaknesses and pitfalls of these metrics. Contributors to this volume reflect on different factors influencing quantification, such as scale size, wording, language, biases, and cultural comparability in order to raise awareness on the tools and on their conditions of use.
In the contribution, we examine to what extent the decline in SWB in longitudinal data is a robust result showing an actual decrease or reflect some specific methodological artefacts of these data. We identified more precisely four possible methodological issues: non-random attrition (NRA), panel conditioning (PC), sample refreshment and aging of participants. We discuss the effect of these methodological issues on the measured evolution of SWB, that shows a different trend once these issues are neutralized.
   
Mots-clés Subjective well-being, Metrics, Panel data, Switzerland
   
Citation Iglesias, K., Gazareth, P., & Suter, C. (2017). Explaining the Decline in Subjective Well-Being Over Time in Panel Data. In Metrics of Subjective Well-Being: Limits and Improvements. (pp. 85-105). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
   
Type Chapitre de livre (Anglais)
Année 2017
Titre du livre Metrics of Subjective Well-Being: Limits and Improvements
Editeur commercial Springer International Publishing (Cham)
Pages 85-105
Titre de la collection Happiness Studies Book Series
URL http://www.springer.com/in/book/9783319618098
Liée au projet Inégalités des revenus et de la fortune, privations et bi...