Lina Eriksson, James Mahmud Rice, and Robert E Goodin, "Temporal Aspects Of Life Satisfaction", Social Indicators Research, 80(3), February, 2007, pages 511-533.
Time pressure is a familiar phenomenon. The quantity of spare time people have clearly effects their satisfaction with their leisure and with their life as a whole. But so too, we show, does how much control people have over how much spare time they have. We measure this through an indicator of "discretionary time", which proves to be equally or more important than spare time itself in these connections.
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