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Working time, satisfaction and work life balance: A European perspective

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  • Stephan Humpert

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    (Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, Nuremberg, Germany; Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany)

Using three different measures for satisfaction, I investigate gender-specific differences in working time mismatch. While male satisfaction with life or job is slightly not effected by working more or less hours, only over-time lowers male work life balance significantly. Women are more sensitive to the amount of working hours. They prefer part-time employment and are dissatisfied with both changes towards over-time and under-time.

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Paper provided by University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics with number 327.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2014
Handle: RePEc:lue:wpaper:327
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  1. Stephan Humpert, 2010. "A Note on Happiness in Eastern Europe," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(3), pages 133-144.
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