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Happiness at work

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  • Jan-Emmanuel De Neve
  • George Ward

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Work-life balance is a particularly strong predictor of people's happiness. High degrees of job satisfaction can hide low levels of engagement at work. Happiness helps to shape job market outcomes, productivity and firm performance. And people in blue-collar jobs report lower happiness everywhere in the world. These are among the findings of research on the roles played by work, employment and joblessness in shaping our happiness.

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  • Jan-Emmanuel De Neve & George Ward, 2017. "Happiness at work," CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance 517, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
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    Keywords

    subjective wellbeing; employment; job type; job characteristics;
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    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being

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