Poor Sleep : Sunset Time and Human Capital Production

@inproceedings{Jagnani2018PoorS,
  title={Poor Sleep : Sunset Time and Human Capital Production},
  author={Maulik Jagnani and Annemie Maertens and Ricardo Maertens},
  year={2018}
}
This paper identifies and analyzes a new regularity in comparative development: the negative relationship between sunset time and human capital production. Sunset times, which vary predictably across locations and seasons, influence when individuals sleep. By contrast, wake-up times may be regulated by social norms rather than solar cues. If households fail to fully adjust, sunset times may cause substantial changes in sleep duration. I show that later sunset reduces children’s sleep and study… CONTINUE READING

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