Leisure and Happiness in the U.S.: Evidence from Survey Data
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Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Applied Economics Letters
We study the relationship between leisure and happiness, controlling for income and other determinants. Using survey data for the United States in 2007, our results show that certain aspects of leisure, such as leisure activity satisfaction, have a significant impact on individual well-being whereas the amount of leisure time may not play an important role in affecting happiness.