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Happiness and Commuting

From the economic perspective commuting is a rational decision that an individual makes by choosing a place of work and place of residence. It is supposed that long distances were accepted only if psychological and financial costs of commuting are either compensated by a well-paid job or by additional welfare gained from a pleasant living environment. From this it follows that longer commuting times should not impact the subjective well-being of an individual.

Relationship between Commuting Time (One-Way) and Average Life Satisfaction