- 15-64 aged working people, 15 European countries, 2001
- N = 7054
- Non Response
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's Label
- Friction between actual and desired number of working hours-2
- Our Classification
- N=6567 (93,1 % of sample size)
- Difference iin response to two questions:
A How many hours do you usually work a week in your job, including overtime? Please do not include meal breaks. If it varies, take the average over the last 4 weeks.
B If you were completely free to choose, how many hours a week would you like to work overall?
1 B same as A
2 B 1 to 4 hours less than A
3 B 5 to 8 hours less than A
4 B 9 to 12 hours less than A
5 B 13 to 16 hours less than A
6 B over 17 hours less than A
Observed Relation with Happiness
Very: Fairly: Not very: Not at all:
a: 41,97 52,79 4,68 0,56
b: 35,16 58,52 5,49 0,82
c: 33,23 57,35 8,49 0,93
d: 32,38 57,28 9,60 0,74
e: 32,81 56,64 9,77 0,78
f: 32,29 57,80 8,38 1,53
-When the friction between actual and desired number of working hours is larger than one daily period the reported life satisfaction is significant lower compared to no friction.
-When the friction is lower than one daily period the reported life satisfaction is not significant different compared to no friction.