Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/66135
Authors: 
Wunder, Christoph
Heineck, Guido
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
BERG Working Paper Series 85
Abstract: 
We analyze how well-being is related to working time preferences and hours mismatch. Selfreported measures of life satisfaction are used as an empirical approximation of true wellbeing. Our results indicate that well-being is generally lower among workers with working time mismatch. Particularly underemployment is detrimental for well-being. We further provide first evidence on spillovers from the partner's working time mismatch. However, the spillover becomes insignificant once we control for the partner's well-being. This suggests that well-being is contagious, and the spillover is due to interdependent utilities. Females experience the highest well-being when their partner is working full-time hours. Male wellbeing is unaffected over a wide interval of the partner's working hours.
Subjects: 
subjective well-being
life satisfaction
working time preferences
working time mismatch
spillovers
utility interdependence
JEL: 
I31
J21
J22
ISBN: 
978-3-931052-99-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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