Zooming in on Life Events: Is Hedonic Adaptation Sensitive to the Temporal Distance from the Event?

@article{Uglanova2013ZoomingIO,
  title={Zooming in on Life Events: Is Hedonic Adaptation Sensitive to the Temporal Distance from the Event?},
  author={Ekaterina A. Uglanova and Ursula M Staudinger},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={111},
  pages={265-286}
}
This paper analyzed the effect of major positive and negative life events (marriage, divorce, birth of child, widowhood, and unemployment) on life satisfaction. For the first time, this study estimated the effects of life events not with a precision of 12 months but of 3 months. Specifically, two questions were addressed: (1) Does the precision of the temporal localization of the event (i.e., 12 or 3 months) affect the observed trajectories of life satisfaction, and (2) is the precision of the… CONTINUE READING
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