Effects of Paid and Unpaid Overtime Work on Stress, Earnings, and Happiness

  • Akira Kawaguchi
  • Takato Kasai
Part of the Creative Economy book series (CRE)


Working is one of the most basic activities of our lives. It is a way to earn money, and consuming commodities that are purchased with that money can often lead to happiness. Traditional neoclassical economics assumes that people prefer leisure time to working time, and that people work to obtain the money, which is necessary for consumption, and that their utility increases as consumption increases. Following this, people maximize their utility by balancing leisure and work.


Life Satisfaction Stress Equation Work Engagement Female Worker Male Worker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Policy StudiesDoshisha UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsDoshisha UniversityKyotoJapan

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