Rhythms and Cycles in Happiness
Wolfgang Maennig (),
Malte Steenbeck () and
Markus Wilhelm ()
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Malte Steenbeck: Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg
Markus Wilhelm: Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg
No 46, Working Papers from Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg
This 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.
Keywords: Happiness; life satisfaction; weekend neurosis; rhythms in time (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I31 N70 Q48 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 19 pages
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Published in Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions, Issue 46, 2013
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Journal Article: Rhythms and cycles in happiness (2014)
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