Rhythms and Cycles in Happiness
AbstractThis study analyses time-dependent rhythms in happiness in three aspects. We show that the Sunday neurosis exists exclusively for men with a medium level of education and both men and women with high levels of education. Men with high levels of education may even experience a weekend neurosis. This study is the first to test for intra-monthly rhythms and to demonstrate that men with a lower educational background may suffer from negative effects on happiness towards the end of the month, potentially due to liquidity problems. The study is also the first to demonstrate that – even when controlling for health and income effects – happiness exhibits seasonal effects over the annual period, depending on gender and education.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg in its series Working Papers with number 046.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 07 Jun 2013
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Publication status: Published in Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions, Issue 46, 2013
Happiness; life satisfaction; weekend neurosis; rhythms in time;
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- I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
- N70 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - General, International, or Comparative
- Q48 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Government Policy
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-06-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEM-2013-06-16 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-HAP-2013-06-16 (Economics of Happiness)
- NEP-LTV-2013-06-16 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-PBE-2013-06-16 (Public Economics)
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