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The dynamics of perception: modelling subjective wellbeing in a short panel

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Publication date

2008

Abstract

We consider the issue of the dynamics of perceptions, as expressed in responses to survey questions on subjective wellbeing. We develop a simulated maximum likelihood method for estimation of dynamic linear models, where the dependent variable is partially observed through ordinal scales. This latent auto-regression model is often more appropriate than the usual state dependence model for attitudinal and interval variables. The paper contains an application to a model of households’ perceptions of their financial wellbeing, demonstrating the superior fit of the latent auto-regression model to both the usual static model and the state dependence model.

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Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A (Statistics in Society)

Volume and page numbers

171 (1):21-40 , 21 -41

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-985X.2007.00515.x

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/search?/sjournal+of+the+royal+statistical+society/sjournal+of+the+royal+statistical+society/1%2C7%2C13%2CB/exact&FF=sjournal+of+the+royal+statistical+society+series+a+statistics+in+society&1%2C2%2C

Notes

Originally 'Online Early' 19 Nov.2007; Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*

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