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Title:Sundays are blue: aren't they? ; the day-of-the-week effect on subjective well-being and socio-economic status PDF Logo
Authors:Akay, Alpaslan
Martinsson, Peter
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 4563
Abstract: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.
Subjects:Subjective well-being
day-of-the-week effect
JEL:C23
D60
I31
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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