Self-reported life satisfaction is highly heterogeneous across similar countries, a phenomenon that may be explained by the different scales and benchmarks that people use to evaluate themselves. This study uses cross-sectional data gathered from older populations in ten European countries to compare estimates from a model that assumes reporting styles are constant across respondents against estimates from a model in which anchoring vignettes help correct for individual-specific scale biases. Variations in response scales explain much of the difference in the raw data. Moreover, the cross-country ranking in life satisfaction depends significantly on scale biases.

Angelini, V., Cavapozzi, D., Corazzini, L., Paccagnella, O. (2014). Do Danes and Italians rate life satisfaction in the same way? Using vignettes to correct for individual-specific scale biases. OXFORD BULLETIN OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS, 76(5), 643-666 [10.1111/obes.12039].

Do Danes and Italians rate life satisfaction in the same way? Using vignettes to correct for individual-specific scale biases

Corazzini, L;
2014

Abstract

Self-reported life satisfaction is highly heterogeneous across similar countries, a phenomenon that may be explained by the different scales and benchmarks that people use to evaluate themselves. This study uses cross-sectional data gathered from older populations in ten European countries to compare estimates from a model that assumes reporting styles are constant across respondents against estimates from a model in which anchoring vignettes help correct for individual-specific scale biases. Variations in response scales explain much of the difference in the raw data. Moreover, the cross-country ranking in life satisfaction depends significantly on scale biases.
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life satisfation; scale biases; vignettes
English
18-giu-2013
2014
76
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666
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Angelini, V., Cavapozzi, D., Corazzini, L., Paccagnella, O. (2014). Do Danes and Italians rate life satisfaction in the same way? Using vignettes to correct for individual-specific scale biases. OXFORD BULLETIN OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS, 76(5), 643-666 [10.1111/obes.12039].
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