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Sundays Are Blue: Aren’t They? -The Day-of-the-Week Effect on Subjective Well-Being and Socio-Economic Status


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Title: Sundays Are Blue: Aren’t They? -The Day-of-the-Week Effect on Subjective Well-Being and Socio-Economic Status
Authors: Akay, Alpaslan
Martinsson, Peter
Issue Date: 13-Nov-2009
Publication type: report
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
397
Keywords: subjective well-being
day-of-the-week effect
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 w... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/21411
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