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Are you happy while you work?

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  • Alex Bryson
  • George MacKerron

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Happiness surveys typically ask people to say how they feel about their life experiences in retrospect, but smartphone technology makes it possible to collect responses on wellbeing 'in the moment'. The authors use this new 'Mappiness' data source to question whether we really are happy while we work.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Performance, LSE in its series CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance with number 390.

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Date of creation: Jun 2013
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Handle: RePEc:cep:cepcnp:390

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  1. Happiness, work & productivity
    by chris dillow in Stumbling and Mumbling on 2013-02-20 13:58:10
  2. Happiness vs options
    by chris dillow in Stumbling and Mumbling on 2013-02-27 13:18:59
  3. On happiness inequality
    by chris dillow in Stumbling and Mumbling on 2014-02-26 13:41:44
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  1. Angrave, David & Charlwood, Andy & Wooden, Mark, 2014. "Working time and cigarette smoking: Evidence from Australia and the United Kingdom," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 112(C), pages 72-79.

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