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|Abstract:||This paper provides new evidence on the time use and emotional well-being of unemployed individuals in the weeks before and after starting a new job. The major findings are: (1) time spent on home production drops sharply at the time of re-employment, even when controlling for individual fixed effects; (2) time spent on leisure-related activities, which the unemployed find less enjoyable, drops on re-employment, but less so when controlling for individual fixed effects; (3) the unemployed report higher levels of sadness during specific episodes of the day than the employed; and (4) sadness decreases abruptly at the time of re-employment.|
|Citation:||Krueger, Alan B, Mueller, Andreas I. (2012). Time Use, Emotional Well-Being, and Unemployment: Evidence from Longitudinal Data. American Economic Review, 102 (3), 594 - 599. doi:10.1257/aer.102.3.594|
|Pages:||594 - 599|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||American Economic Review|
|Version:||Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.|
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