Does Living in New York City Make People Happy With Their Leisure Life?

Yan Zhang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Xianchi Dai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
We study how variety affects consumption and happiness of leisure activities. Even though people believe that large-city residents consider and consume wider variety of leisure activities, there is no actual difference across city sizes. We further found that considering and consuming wider variety of leisure activities positively affect happiness.
[ to cite ]:
Yan Zhang and Xianchi Dai (2013) ,"Does Living in New York City Make People Happy With Their Leisure Life?", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 41, eds. Simona Botti and Aparna Labroo, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.