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ERIC Number: EJ1015430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
The Impact of Repealing Sunday Closing Laws on Educational Attainment
Lee, Dara N.
Journal of Human Resources, v48 n2 p286-310 Spr 2013
Adolescents face daily tradeoffs between human capital investment, labor, and leisure. This paper exploits state variation in the repeal of Sunday closing laws to examine the impact of a distinct and plausibly exogenous rise in the quantity of competing diversions available to youth on their educational attainment. The results suggest that the repeals led to a significant decline in both years of education and the probability of high school completion. I explore increased employment and risky behaviors as potential mechanisms. Further, I find a corresponding decline of the repeals on adult wages. (Contains 9 tables, 2 figures, and 20 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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