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Back to Baseline in Britain: Adaptation in the British Household Panel Survey

Clark, Andrew E., Georgellis, Yannis (2013) Back to Baseline in Britain: Adaptation in the British Household Panel Survey. Economica, 80 (319). pp. 496-512. ISSN 0013-0427. (doi:10.1111/ecca.12007) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

We look for evidence of adaptation in wellbeing to major life events using eighteen waves of British panel data. Adaptation to marriage, divorce, birth of child and widowhood appears to be rapid and complete; this is not so for unemployment. These findings are remarkably similar to those in previous work on German panel data. Equally, the time profiles with life satisfaction as the wellbeing measure are very close to those using a twelve-item scale of psychological functioning. As such, the phenomenon of adaptation may be a general one, rather than being found only in German data or using single-item wellbeing measures.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/ecca.12007
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Yannis Georgellis
Date Deposited: 09 May 2014 00:33 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41047 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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