Samstag, 3. April 2010

Wann sich pendeln nicht (mehr) lohnt

A commuter who travels one hour, one way, would have to make 40% more than his current salary to be as fully satisfied with his life as a noncommuter, say economists Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer of the University of Zurich’s Institute for Empirical Research in Economics. People usually overestimate the value of the things they’ll obtain by commuting — more money, more material goods, more prestige — and underestimate the benefit of what they are losing: social connections, hobbies, and health. „Commuting is a stress that doesn’t pay off,“ says Stutzer.

Quelle: Extreme Commuting

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