Time Use, Emotional Well-Being and Unemployment: Evidence from Longitudinal DataCoauthor(s): Alan Krueger.
We also investigate the relationship between unemployment and emotional well-being in connection with time use. Despite the fact that the unemployed spend relatively more time in leisure-related activities, we find that the unemployed enjoy these activities to a lesser degree than their employed counterparts and thus, on an average day, report higher levels of sadness than the employed. Moreover, using the longitudinal data from the NJ survey, we find that the sadness decreases significantly at the time of re-employment.
Source: American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings
Krueger, Alan, and Andreas Mueller. "Time Use, Emotional Well-Being and Unemployment: Evidence from Longitudinal Data." American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 102, no. 3 (2012): 549-599.