Conspicuous Work: Peer Working Time, Labour Supply and Happiness for Male Workers
de Grip, Andries
de Koning, Jaap
- Publisher: GSBE
D62 | well-being | well-being, social norms, working hours | I31 | J22 | Externalities; General Welfare; Time Allocation and Labor Supply; | working hours | social norms
This paper uncovers 'conspicuous work' as a new form of status seeking that can explain social interactions in labour supply. We analyse how peer working time relates to both labour supply and happiness for Dutch male workers. Using a unique measure of peer weekly worki...