How commuting affects subjective wellbeing – A new journal article

The findings from the Commuting & Wellbeing study led by Kiron Chatterjee and Ben Clark have recently been published in an open access journal article. The paper presents evidence of how the journey to work impacts on personal wellbeing, using data on over 26,000 employed people living in England (from the Understanding Society survey). The study revealed that shorter commute times improve leisure time and job satisfaction and also reduce stress. Walking to work improves leisure time satisfaction and reduces stress. Hence, an important message for employers is that staff wellbeing can be improved if workers have opportunities to reduce the time spent commuting, and/or walk to work. Further information about the study is available here.