Maennig, Wolfgang Steenbeck, Malte Wilhelm, Markus
Year of Publication:
Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions 46
This study analyses time-dependent rhythms in happiness in three aspects. We show that the Sunday neurosis exists exclusively for men with a medium level of education and both men and women with high levels of education. Men with high levels of education may even experience a weekend neurosis. This study is the first to test for intra-monthly rhythms and to demonstrate that men with a lower educational background may suffer from negative effects on happiness towards the end of the month, potentially due to liquidity problems. The study is also the first to demonstrate that - even when controlling for health and income effects - happiness exhibits seasonal effects over the annual period, depending on gender and education.
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