About time: Daylight Saving Time transition and individual well-being

Yiannis Kountouris, Kyriaki Remoundou

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Daylight Saving Time is controversial due to its alleged negative impact on individual well-being. Using longitudinal data from Germany we find evidence that the transition to summer time has negative influence on general life satisfaction and mood, which is stronger for those in full time employment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-103
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number1
Early online date04 Nov 2013
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2014


  • daylight saving time
  • life satisfaction
  • well-being


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