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標題:Heterogeneity in the relationship between subjective well-being and its determinants over the life cycle: A varying-coefficient ordered probit approach
學年104
學期1
出版(發表)日期2015/09/01
作品名稱Heterogeneity in the relationship between subjective well-being and its determinants over the life cycle: A varying-coefficient ordered probit approach
作品名稱(其他語言)
著者Lin, Yi-Chen; Hwang, Ruey-Ching; Deng, Wen-Shuenn
單位淡江大學經濟學系
出版者Amsterdam: Elsevier
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數Economic Modelling 49, p.372-386
摘要We examine the evolution of the mechanism behind subjective well-being (SWB) across the lifespan using data from the 1972–2010 waves of the U.S. General Social Survey. By estimating a semiparametric varying-coefficient partially linear ordered probit model, we find that the influence of race, income, reference income, labor market status, marriage, and number of children on SWB varies greatly and nonlinearly along the life cycle. Among our results, we find that the effect of being black on the representative male's probability of being in the lowest happiness category falls from 9.399 percentage points (pps) at age 29 to 1.709 pps at age 55, turning insignificant afterwards. Being unemployed is associated with an increase in the representative male's probability of being in the lowest happiness category by 6.322 to 15.896 pps, with the largest effect occurring at age 40. The varying-coefficient model enhances our understanding of when life events are most detrimental to a person's well-being. The heterogeneity found highlights that, in order to promote well-being effectively, public policies should be differentiated across people depending on their age.
關鍵字Subjective well-being;Happiness;Aging;Semiparametric method;Varying-coefficient model;Ordered probit model
語言英文
ISSN0264-9993;1873-6122
期刊性質國外
收錄於SSCI;
產學合作
通訊作者Deng, Wen-Shuenn
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國別荷蘭
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