IZA Workshop: Economics of Time Use and Mental Health: Stress, Sleep, Fatigue and Employment

Organizers: Michèle Belot (Cornell University and IZA), Joan Costa-Font (London School of Economics and IZA), Osea Giuntella (University of Pittsburgh and IZA), Nico Pestel (IZA)
Date:October 05 - October 06, 2021

Submission Deadline:June 30, 2021
Notification of Acceptance:July 31, 2021
Final Papers Due:September 13, 2021

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann

About the Workshop

We are pleased to invite submissions for a Workshop on Economics of Time Use and Mental Health: Stress, Sleep, Fatigue and Employment.

The well-being and mental health effects of labor market activity are a challenge for modern economies. This includes the effects of stress, fatigue, sleep as well as anxiety and depression. COVID-19 has put the healthy lifestyles of many families to a strain, however, we still know little evidence on how it has transformed people use of time in terms of household allocation to a number of productive, and household activities. This workshop will focus on discussing the effects of health behaviors on labor market, family and and household decisions.

Key themes:
  • Time Use during COVID-19
  • Time Use and Family Health Behaviors
  • Time Use and Gender
  • Behavioral Effects Time and Financial Stress
  • Sleep and Employment
  • Fatigue and Leisure Consumption
  • Sleep Deprivation Wellbeing
  • Employment and Time Use
  • Mental Health and Labor Market

Keywords: sleep, stress, labor market behavior, household behaviors, time use, gender, health, mental health.


The keynote lecture will be delivered by Daniel S. Hamermesh (Barnard College and IZA).


Researchers interested in participating should submit a full paper or extended abstract by June 30, 2021 using the Online Application Form. Notifications will be sent until July 31, 2021.