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What Predicts a Successful Life? A Life-Course Model of Well-Being

Overview of attention for article published in Economic Journal, November 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#20 of 2,061)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
7 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
policy
3 policy sources
twitter
70 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages

Citations

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74 Dimensions

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Title
What Predicts a Successful Life? A Life-Course Model of Well-Being
Published in
Economic Journal, November 2014
DOI 10.1111/ecoj.12170
Pubmed ID
Authors

Richard Layard, Andrew E. Clark, Francesca Cornaglia, Nattavudh Powdthavee, James Vernoit

Abstract

Policy-makers who care about well-being need a recursive model of how adult life-satisfaction is predicted by childhood influences, acting both directly and (indirectly) through adult circumstances. We estimate such a model using the British Cohort Study (1970). We show that the most powerful childhood predictor of adult life-satisfaction is the child's emotional health, followed by the child's conduct. The least powerful predictor is the child's intellectual development. This may have implications for educational policy. Among adult circumstances, family income accounts for only 0.5% of the variance of life-satisfaction. Mental and physical health are much more important.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 2%
Canada 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 203 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 47 22%
Researcher 39 18%
Student > Master 35 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 8%
Student > Bachelor 17 8%
Other 38 18%
Unknown 18 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 52 25%
Psychology 50 24%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 40 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 8 4%
Other 25 12%
Unknown 25 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 134. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 May 2020.
All research outputs
#137,844
of 15,147,882 outputs
Outputs from Economic Journal
#20
of 2,061 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,332
of 234,547 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Economic Journal
#2
of 17 outputs
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