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Income, working hours, and happiness

Babette Pouwels, Jacques Siegers and Jan Dirk Vlasblom

Economics Letters, 2008, vol. 99, issue 1, 72-74

Abstract: 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%.

Date: 2008
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