Income, working hours, and happiness
Jacques Siegers and
Jan Dirk Vlasblom
Economics Letters, 2008, vol. 99, issue 1, 72-74
In empirical analyses, the effect of income on happiness tends to be underestimated by ignoring the fact that income has to be earned. Using the German Socio-Economic Panel, our analysis confirms this tendency. For men, the underestimation amounts to 25%.
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