Economic Conditions at School Leaving and Sleep Patterns Across the Life Course
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Sch Sociol
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PublisherWALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH
CitationEconomic Conditions at School Leaving and Sleep Patterns Across the Life Course 2017, 17 (2) The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy
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AbstractWe use data drawn from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Cohort to study the effects of leaving school in an economic downturn on sleep quality and quantity. We account for the potential endogeneity of economic conditions at school leaving using instrumental variables based on birth year and early state of residence. We find that men who leave school in an economic downturn initially experience lower quality sleep, but these men are able to experience improved sleep quality over time. Women who leave school in an economic downturn experience better sleep quality, although the effect emerges over time. We find that leaving school in an economic downturn increases sleep quantity among men and women. We document heterogeneity by work type.
Note12 month embargo; Published online: 29 April 2017
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