Sleep behavior and unemployment conditions.

  title={Sleep behavior and unemployment conditions.},
  author={Marina Antill{\'o}n and Diane S. Lauderdale and John Mullahy},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
Recent research has reported that habitually short sleep duration is a risk factor for declining health, including increased risk of obesity, diabetes and coronary heart disease. In this study we investigate whether macroeconomic conditions are associated with variation in mean sleep time in the United States, and if so, whether the effect is procyclical or countercyclical. We merge state unemployment rates from 2003 through 2012 with the American Time Use Survey, a nationally representative… CONTINUE READING