Europeans Work to Live and Americans Live to Work (Who is Happy to Work More: Americans or Europeans?)
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This paper compares the working hours and life satisfaction of Americans and Europeans using the World Values Survey, Eurobarometer and General Social Survey. The purpose is to explore the relationship between working hours and happiness in Europe and America. Previous research on the topic does not test the premise that working more makes Americans happier than Europeans. The findings suggest that Americans may be happier working more because they believe more than Europeans do that hard work is associated with success.
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Journal of Happiness Studies
Volume 12, Issue 2 , pp 225-243
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- Life satisfaction
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- 1. Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA