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Reported happiness, fast and slow


Studer, Raphael; Winkelmann, Rainer (2012). Reported happiness, fast and slow. Working paper series / Department of Economics 80, University of Zurich.

Abstract

In this paper, we test how reporting behaviors (response time, cognitive effort, questionnaire order) affect reported happiness in a large Dutch internet panel survey. We find that slower responses and higher cognitive effort reduce reported happiness. Moreover, in multivariate happiness equations, these factors moderate the estimated effect of income on happiness, while no interaction effects are found for other determinants of happiness. As a consequence, relative marginal effects may not be invariant to reporting circumstances.

In this paper, we test how reporting behaviors (response time, cognitive effort, questionnaire order) affect reported happiness in a large Dutch internet panel survey. We find that slower responses and higher cognitive effort reduce reported happiness. Moreover, in multivariate happiness equations, these factors moderate the estimated effect of income on happiness, while no interaction effects are found for other determinants of happiness. As a consequence, relative marginal effects may not be invariant to reporting circumstances.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
JEL Classification:I31
Uncontrolled Keywords:Reporting function, happiness, mood
Language:English
Date:May 2012
Deposited On:30 May 2012 17:31
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:50
Series Name:Working paper series / Department of Economics
Number of Pages:20
ISSN:1664-7041
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/static/wp/econwp080.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/static/workingpapers.php
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-62714

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