The Allocation of Time in Sleep: A Social Network Model with Sampled Data

28 Pages Posted: 25 Nov 2013

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Xiaodong Liu

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics

Eleonora Patacchini

Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Edoardo Rainone

Bank of Italy

Date Written: November 2013

Abstract

We analyze peer effects in sleeping behavior using a representative sample of U.S. teenagers from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health. The sampling design of the survey causes the conventional 2SLS estimator to be inconsistent. We extend the NLS estimator in Wang and Lee (2013a) to estimate network models with sampled observations on the dependent variable. When accounting for sampling, we find that the sleeping behaviour of the friends is important to shape own sleeping behaviour, besides the impact of individual, family and friend characteristics.

Keywords: health, missing data, nonlinear least squares, siblings, social interactions, spatial autoregressive model, time use

JEL Classification: C13, C21, I15, I19, J22

Suggested Citation

Liu, Xiaodong and Patacchini, Eleonora and Rainone, Edoardo, The Allocation of Time in Sleep: A Social Network Model with Sampled Data (November 2013). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9752. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2359531

Xiaodong Liu (Contact Author)

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics ( email )

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Boulder, CO 80309
United States

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Eleonora Patacchini

Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) ( email )

Via Due Macelli, 73
Rome, 00187
Italy

IZA Institute of Labor Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Edoardo Rainone

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

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