Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74805
Authors: 
Maennig, Wolfgang
Steenbeck, Malte
Wilhelm, Markus
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions 46
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
happiness
life satisfaction
weekend neurosis
rhythms in time
JEL: 
I31
N70
Q48
ISBN: 
978-3-942820-06-6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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