Gender Performance Gaps: Quasi-Experimental Evidence on the Role of Gender Differences in Sleep Cycles

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Lusher, Lester; Yasenov, Vasil;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Subject: H52 | I20 | I21 | gender performance gap | gender difference in sleep cycles | school start time
    • ddc: ddc:330

Sleep studies suggest that girls go to sleep earlier, are more active in the morning, and cope with sleep deprivation better than boys. We provide the first causal evidence on how gender differences in sleep cycles can help explain the gender performance gap. We exploit... View more
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