Sundays Are Blue: Aren’t They? - The Day-of-the-Week Effect on Subjective Well-Being and Socio-Economic Status
Alpaslan Akay () and
No 397, Working Papers in Economics from University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics
This paper analyses whether individuals are influenced by the day of the week when reporting subjective well-being. By using a large panel data set and controlling for observed and unobserved individual characteristics, we find a large day-of the-week effect. Overall, we find a ‘blue’ Sunday effect with the lowest level of subjective well-being. The day-of-the-week effect differs with certain socio-economic and demographic factors such as employment, marital status and age. The paper concludes with recommendations for future analyses of subjective well-being data and design of data collections.
Keywords: subjective well-being; day-of-the-week effect (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 D60 I31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 48 pages
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