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Measuring happiness: context matters

Kavetsos, Georgios, Dimitriadou, Marika and Dolan, Paul (2014) Measuring happiness: context matters. Applied Economics Letters, 21 (5). pp. 308-311. ISSN 1350-4851

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We test for calendar effects and the presence of others in reports of life satisfaction using Eurobarometer data from 31 countries over 20 years. We find significant day and month, but not time of day, effects. Life satisfaction is significantly reduced in the presence of others.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2014 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D60 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I0 - General > I00 - General
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Funders: Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 10:01

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