A new GLO Discussion Paper shows that the wellbeing-age curve for Germany for 1994-2006 is U-shaped.
GLO Discussion Paper No. 921, 2021
The well-being age U-shape effect in Germany is not flat – Download PDF
by Blanchflower, David G. & Piper, Alan
GLO Fellow David G. Blanchflower
Author Abstract: Kassenboehmer and DeNew (2012) claim that there is no well-being age U-shape effect for Germany, when controlling for fixed effects and respondent experience and interviewer characteristics in the German Socio-Economic Panel, 1994-2006. We re-estimate with a longer run of years and restrict the age of respondents to those under seventy and find the well-being age U-shape effect is neither flat nor trivial.
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