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Do Morning-Type People Earn More than Evening-Type People? How Chronotypes Influence Income

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Based on a new time-use survey for Denmark, we categorized people by their chronotype and investigated whether morning types earned more than evening types. The assumption was that morning-type individuals are more likely to work when they are most efficient/productive compared with evening-type individuals owing to society favouring early over late working hours. The analyses showed that morning relative to evening types earned significantly more, and that morningness benefited men in particular.

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  • Jens Bonke, 2012. "Do Morning-Type People Earn More than Evening-Type People? How Chronotypes Influence Income," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, issue 105-106, pages 55-72.
  • Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:2012:i:105-106:p:55-72
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