López Ulloa, Beatriz Fabiola Møller, Valerie Sousa-Poza, Alfonso
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Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7328
This literature review provides an overview of the theoretical and empirical research in several disciplines on the relation between ageing and subjective well-being, i.e., how subjective well-being evolves across the lifespan. Because of the different methodologies, data sets and samples used, comparison among disciplines and studies is difficult. However, extant studies do show either a U-shaped, inverted U-shaped or linear relation between ageing and subjective well-being.