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Sueño y asignación de tiempo entre los estudiantes universitarios: el caso de la Universidad del Atlántico

Trujillo, Juan C. and Iglesias, Wilman J. (2010): Sueño y asignación de tiempo entre los estudiantes universitarios: el caso de la Universidad del Atlántico. Published in: Semestre Economico , Vol. 13, No. 27 (15. December 2010): pp. 99-116.

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Abstract

A current debate in economics is whether the time spent sleeping responds to economic incentives. In this paper it is investigated the demand for sleep using a sample of 88 undergraduate students of Universidad del Atlántico in Barranquilla, Colombia. It is examined how these students allocate their time for different activities, what factors determine the hours they spent sleeping, and what factors affect their productivity regarding their grade point average. The results reveal an inverse relationship between the amount of sleep that undergraduates get each night and their grade point average. In addition, it is found differences of age, gender, origin, and school background on time allocation and academic productivity among these students.

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