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Anne Case
Sir Angus Deaton
2017
Suicide rates, life evaluation, and measures of affect are all plausible measures of the mental health and wellbeing of populations. Yet in the settings we examine, correlations between suicide and measured wellbeing are at best inconsistent. Differences ...
Sir Angus Deaton
2015
In this paper we analyze the relationship between turnover-driven growth and subjective wellbeing, using cross-sectional MSA level US data. We find that the effect of creative destruction on well-being is (i) unambiguously positive if we control for MSA ...
Sir Angus Deaton
2015
Subjective wellbeing and health are closely linked to age. Three aspects of subjective wellbeing can be distinguished—evaluative wellbeing (or life satisfaction), hedonic wellbeing (feelings of happiness, sadness, anger, stress, and pain), and eudemonic ...
Alan Krueger
2014
Progress in science requires new tools for measuring phenomena previously believed unmeasurable, as well as conceptual frameworks for interpreting such measurements. There has been much progress on both fronts in the measurement of subjective well-being ...
Sir Angus Deaton
2014
This chapter lies at the intersection of two literatures, one on whether children bring well-being to those who live with them, and one on the living arrangements of the elderly. Whether or not the children make their parents lives better is an old ...
Sir Angus Deaton
2014
We document and interpret differences in life evaluation and in hedonic experience between those who live with children and those who do not; most previous literature has concluded that those with children have worse lives. For a sample of 1.8 million ...
Noreen Goldman
2014
The death of a child is one of the most traumatic events that a parent can experience. The psychological and physical consequences of bereavement are well established, and the consequences are more severe for mothers than fathers. However, little is known ...