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Age differences in preferences through the lens of socioemotional selectivity theory

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  • Carstensen, Laura L.
  • Reynolds, Megan E.

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The ways that individuals experience time, specifically as it relates to prioritizing the present versus the future, have played foundational roles in economics and psychology.

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  • Carstensen, Laura L. & Reynolds, Megan E., 2023. "Age differences in preferences through the lens of socioemotional selectivity theory," The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, Elsevier, vol. 24(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:joecag:v:24:y:2023:i:c:s2212828x2200072x
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2022.100440
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