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June 2013Grandpa and the Snapper: The Well-Being of the Elderly Who Live with Children
with Angus Deaton
in Discoveries in the Economics of Aging, David A. Wise, editor
Elderly Americans who live with people under age 18 have lower life evaluations than those who do not. They also experience worse emotional outcomes, including less happiness and enjoyment, and more stress, worry, and anger. In part, these negative outcomes come from selection into living with a child, especially selection on poor health, which is associated with worse outcomes irrespective of living conditions. Even with controls, the elderly who live with children do worse. This is in sharp contrast to younger adults who live with children, likely their own, whose life evaluation is no different in the presence of the child once background conditions are controlled for. Parents, like elders, have enhanced negative emotions in the presence of a child, but unlike elders, also have enhanced...
Grandpa and the Snapper: the Wellbeing of the Elderly who Live with Children
with Angus Deaton: w19100
Elderly Americans who live with people under age 18 have lower life evaluations than those who do not. They also experience worse emotional outcomes, including less happiness and enjoyment, and more stress, worry, and anger. In part, these negative outcomes come from selection into living with a child, especially selection on poor health, which is associated with worse outcomes irrespective of living conditions. Yet even with controls, the elderly who live with children do worse. This is in sharp contrast to younger adults who live with children, likely their own, whose life evaluation is no different in the presence of the child once background conditions are controlled for. Parents, like elders, have enhanced negative emotions in the presence of a child, but unlike elders, also have enha...

Published: Grandpa and the Snapper: The Well-Being of the Elderly Who Live with Children, Angus Deaton, Arthur A. Stone. in Discoveries in the Economics of Aging, Wise. 2014

October 2009National Time Accounting: The Currency of Life
with Alan B. Krueger, Daniel Kahneman, David Schkade, Norbert Schwarz
in Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations: National Accounts of Time Use and Well-Being, Alan B. Krueger, editor
Rejoinder
with Alan B. Krueger, Daniel Kahneman, David Schkade, Norbert Schwarz
in Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations: National Accounts of Time Use and Well-Being, Alan B. Krueger, editor

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