Evaluating the comparability of life satisfaction responses¶

Short Description: The study investigates how people respond to the SOEP question on life satisfaction. In particular, we investigate (1) whether scale use is common across respondents, (2) whether scale use is constant over time within respondents, and (3) whether respondents use the response scale in a linear fashion.

Methodological Details: Respondents were asked questions that focused on life satisfaction and how their own life satisfaction had developed in recent years.

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Caspar Kaiser (Wellbeing Research Centre, University of Oxford), Jan-Emmanuel De Neve (Wellbeing Research Centre, University of Oxford), Mark Fabian (Bennett Institute, University of Cambridge), Alberto Prati (Wellbeing Research Centre, University of Oxford and Department of Economics, SciencesPo Paris), Claudia Senik (Sorbonne Université and Paris School of Economics), Eileen Tipoe (Department of Economics, University of Oxford)

2022

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~4/2025

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