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The Use of Different Happiness Rating Scales: Bias and Comparison Problem?

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  • Hock-Eam Lim

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

    Volume (Year): 87 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 259-267

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:87:y:2008:i:2:p:259-267

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    Keywords: Happiness; Comparison of mean happiness; Rescaling; Transition probability;

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    1. Ng, Yew-Kwang, 1997. "A Case for Happiness, Cardinalism, and Interpersonal Comparability," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 107(445), pages 1848-58, November.
    2. Winkelmann, Liliana & Winkelmann, Rainer, 1998. "Why Are the Unemployed So Unhappy? Evidence from Panel Data," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 65(257), pages 1-15, February.
    3. Michael Hagerty & Ruut Veenhoven, 2003. "Wealth and Happiness Revisited – Growing National Income Does Go with Greater Happiness," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 64(1), pages 1-27, October.
    4. Roderick Hill, 2004. "Happiness in Canada Since World War II," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 65(1), pages 109-123, January.
    5. Robert Cummins, 2003. "Normative Life Satisfaction: Measurement Issues and a Homeostatic Model," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 64(2), pages 225-256, November.
    6. Clark, Andrew E & Oswald, Andrew J, 1994. "Unhappiness and Unemployment," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 104(424), pages 648-59, May.
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    Cited by:
    1. Christian Bjørnskov, 2010. "How Comparable are the Gallup World Poll Life Satisfaction Data?," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 41-60, March.
    2. Tineke Jonge & Ruut Veenhoven & Lidia Arends, 2014. "Homogenizing Responses to Different Survey Questions on the Same Topic: Proposal of a Scale Homogenization Method Using a Reference Distribution," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 117(1), pages 275-300, May.

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