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dc.contributor.authorKnabe, Andreasen_US
dc.contributor.authorRätzel, Steffenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchöb, Ronnieen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeimann, Joachimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-25T13:29:11Z-
dc.date.available2009-09-25T13:29:11Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-941240-07-0en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/28102-
dc.description.abstractWe apply the Day Reconstruction Method to compare unemployed and employed people with respect to their subjective assessment of emotional affects, differences in the composition and duration of activities during the course of a day, and their self-reported life satisfaction. Employed persons are more satisfied with their life than the unemployed and report more positive feelings when engaged in similar activities. Weighting these activities with their duration shows, however, that average experienced utility does not differ between the two groups. Although the unemployed feel sadder when engaged in similar activities, they can compensate this by using the time the employed are at work in more enjoyable ways. Our finding that unemployment affects life satisfaction and experienced utility differently may be explained by the fact that people do not adjust their aspirations when becoming unemployed but face hedonic adaptation to changing life circumstances, triggered by the opportunity to use the time in a way that yields higher levels of satisfaction than working.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFreie Univ., Fachbereich Wirtschaftswiss. Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSchool of Business & Economics Discussion Paper 2009/13en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ60en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordUnemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordhappinessen_US
dc.subject.keywordlife satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordDay Reconstruction Methoden_US
dc.subject.keywordexperienced utilityen_US
dc.titleDissatisfied with life, but having a good day: time-use and well-being of the unemployeden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn609072323en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:fubsbe:200913-
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