Best of #econtwitter - Week of August 6, 2023: paper summaries
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American happiness surveys
New Peltzman paper using (widely accessible?) GSS data produced a lot of hot takes
You really, really have to keep in mind composition effects on all of these — as only one example of many dimensions:
^“the type of person who didn’t graduate high school in 1940” != “the type of person who didn’t graduate high school in 2020”
From a different paper: