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The recent interest in developing subjective wellbeing aggregation rules in transport research has triggered dialogue across disciplines. Here we analyze how 10 different aggregation rules result in different day-level indicators of satisfaction based on separate measures for each activity and trip on the day and compare the resulting distribution of day-level scores with those for life satisfaction. We find that the normative rules outperform the heuristic rules and are best used to create day-level indicators of satisfaction with activities and trips if the aim is to mimic the statistical distribution for life satisfaction scores.

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Network Design Lab - Transport Findings

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