- Working people, 9 European Union countries, 2003
- N = 3354
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's label
- Working hours
- Our Classification
- Weekly hours normally worked in the main job, including any paid or unpaid overtime.
Observed Relation with Happiness
B's controlled for:
- age in linear and in quadratic form
- marital status
- number of children
- education level
- objective working conditions
- subjective evaluations of work
B's additionally controlled for GDP per capita
B's additionally controlled for:
- GDP per capita
- country dummies
- job satisfaction
- work-home interference
Point of inflection is around 41 hours per week: for employees working less than roughly 41 hours per week, the model predicts a positive effect of an additional hour of work on life satisfaction, but when exceeding 41 hours, the effect changes direction and life satisfaction decreases.
In analysis of each country separately B's are only significant in Spain (linear +.06; squared (x1000) -.59) and Hungary (squared (x1000) -.64).