How Does Subjective Well-Being Evolve with Age? A Literature Review
35 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2013
This literature review provides an overview of the theoretical and empirical research in several disciplines on the relation between ageing and subjective well-being, i.e., how subjective well-being evolves across the lifespan. Because of the different methodologies, data sets and samples used, comparison among disciplines and studies is difficult. However, extant studies do show either a U-shaped, inverted U-shaped or linear relation between ageing and subjective well-being.
Keywords: life satisfaction, ageing, U-shape
JEL Classification: J14, J28
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