Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-62714
Studer, Raphael; Winkelmann, Rainer (2012). Reported happiness, fast and slow. Working paper series / Department of Economics 80, University of Zurich.
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|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Reporting function, happiness, mood|
|Deposited On:||30 May 2012 17:31|
|Last Modified:||19 Mar 2013 13:10|
|Series Name:||Working paper series / Department of Economics|
|Number of Pages:||20|
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