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A Survey Method for Characterizing Daily Life Experience: The Day Reconstruction Method
The Day Reconstruction Method (DRM) assesses how people spend their time and how they experience the various activities and settings of their lives, combining features of time-budget measurement andExpand
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Developments in the Measurement of Subjective Well-Being
Direct reports of subjective well-being may have a useful role in the measurement of consumer preferences and social welfare, if they can be done in a credible way. Can well-being be measured by aExpand
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How Computers Have Changed the Wage Structure: Evidence from Microdata, 1984-1989
This paper examines whether employees who use a computer at work earn a higher wage rate than otherwise similar workers who do not use a computer at work. The analysis primarily relies on data fromExpand
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Estimates of the Economic Return to Schooling from a New Sample of Twins
This paper uses a new survey to contrast the wages of genetically identical twins with different schooling levels. Multiple measurements of schooling levels were also collected to assess the effectExpand
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This paper uses cross-sectional and longitudinal data to examine differences in pay for equally-skilled workers in different ind ustries. The major finding is that there is substantial dispersion inExpand
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The Reliability of Subjective Well-Being Measures
This paper studies the test-retest reliability of a standard self-reported life satisfaction measure and of affect measures collected from a diary method. The sample consists of 229 women who wereExpand
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Education, Poverty and Terrorism: Is There a Causal Connection?
The paper investigates whether there is a connection between poverty or low education and terrorism. We review evidence on hate crimes, which are closely related to terrorism; the occurrence of hateExpand
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An Analysis of the Labor Market for Uber’s Driver-Partners in the United States
Uber, the ride-sharing company launched in 2010, has grown at an exponential rate. Using both survey and administrative data, the authors provide the first comprehensive analysis of the labor marketExpand
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Toward National Well-Being Accounts
Economists have traditionally eschewed direct measures of well-being on methodological grounds: the private nature of experience and the discomfort of making interpersonal comparisons. Instead,Expand
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Would You Be Happier If You Were Richer? A Focusing Illusion
The belief that high income is associated with good mood is widespread but mostly illusory. People with above-average income are relatively satisfied with their lives but are barely happier thanExpand
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