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Stability of the Boundaries Between Response Options for Different Countries

  • Tineke de Jonge
  • Ruut Veenhoven
  • Wim Kalmijn
Chapter
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 68)

Abstract

When the Continuum Approach is applied to a time series of a survey which has remained unchanged over time, the boundaries between the response options are assumed to remain unchanged over time. We inspect whether this assumption is realistic using time series of survey items taken from the Eurobarometer for different parts of Europe and on the topics life satisfaction and satisfaction with the way the democracy works in the country. We conclude that the research question can be answered affirmatively.

Keywords

Life Satisfaction Response Option Beta Distribution Cumulative Frequency Continuum Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tineke de Jonge
    • 1
  • Ruut Veenhoven
    • 1
  • Wim Kalmijn
    • 1
  1. 1.Erasmus Happiness Economics Research OrganisationErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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