Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36331
Authors: 
Akay, Alpaslan
Martinsson, Peter
Year of Publication: 
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

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