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About time: Daylight Saving Time transition and individual well-being

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  • Kountouris, Yiannis
  • Remoundou, Kyriaki
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    Daylight Saving Time is controversial due to its alleged negative impact on individual well-being. Using panel data from Germany we find evidence that the transition to summer time has negative influence on general life satisfaction and mood, which is stronger for those in full time employment.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 122 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 100-103

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:122:y:2014:i:1:p:100-103

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    Keywords: Daylight Saving Time; Life satisfaction; Well-being;

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