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Subjective and physiological measures of well-being: an exploratory analysis using birth-cohort data
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business. (nationalekonomi)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4570-7504
Paris School of Economics, Paris, France.
Université du Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0203-4688
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Abstract [en]

We use a rich longitudinal data set following a cohort of Swedish women from age 10 to 49 to analyse the effects of birth and early-life conditions on adulthood outcomes. These latter include both well-being and the stress hormone cortisol. Employment and marital status are important adult determinants of well-being. Log family income and absence from school also predict adult well-being, although their importance falls when controlling for adult and birth characteristics. Among the birth characteristics, we find that high birth weight (>4.3kg) affects adult well-being. We predict the level of adult cortisol only poorly, and suggest that the relationship between life satisfaction and cortisol is non-monotonic: both high and low cortisol are negatively correlated with life satisfaction. The results from an OLS life satisfaction regression and a multinomial logit of high or low cortisol (as compared to medium) are more similar to each other.

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Örebro: Örebro universitet , 2017. , p. 30
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Working Papers, School of Business, ISSN 1403-0586 ; 2017: 8
Keywords [en]
life satisfaction; cortisol; birth-cohort data; adult, child and birth outcomes; multivariate imputation by chained equations
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Economics Probability Theory and Statistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65264OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-65264DiVA, id: diva2:1185881
Available from: 2018-02-26 Created: 2018-02-26 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved

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Andrén, DanielaKarlsson, SunePettersson, Nicklas

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