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Are you happy while you work?
Alex Bryson and George MacKerron
June 2013
Paper No' CEPCP390:
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CentrePiece 18 (1) Summer 2013

JEL Classification: I1; J0; J28

Tags: happiness; relaxation; work; wellbeing

Happiness surveys typically ask people to say how they feel about their life experiences in retrospect, but smartphone technology makes it possible to collect responses on wellbeing 'in the moment'. The authors use this new 'Mappiness' data source to question whether we really are happy while we work.

This article summarises 'Are you happy while you work?' by Alex Bryson and George MacKerron. Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1187, February 2013
This paper has been published as:
'Are you happy while you work?', Alex Bryson and George MacKerron, The Economic Journal, Volume 127, issue 599, February 2017