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Replication data for: Spring Forward at Your Own Risk: Daylight Saving Time and Fatal Vehicle Crashes

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Smith, Austin C.
Publication Date
2016-04-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Daylight Saving Time (DST) impacts over 1.5 billion people, yet many of its impacts on practicing populations remain uncertain. Exploiting the discrete nature of DST transitions and a 2007 policy change, I estimate the impact of DST on fatal automobile crashes. My results imply that from 2002-2011 the transition into DST caused over 30 deaths at a social cost of $275 million annually. Employing four tests to decompose the aggregate effect into an ambient light or sleep mechanism, I find that shifting ambient light only reallocates fatalities within a day, while sleep deprivation caused by the spring transition increases risk. (JEL I12, Q48, R41)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20140100 (Text)
Publications
  • Smith, Austin C. “Spring Forward at Your Own Risk: Daylight Saving Time and Fatal Vehicle Crashes.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8, no. 2 (April 2016): 65–91. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20140100.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20140100 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Smith, Austin C. (2016): Replication data for: Spring Forward at Your Own Risk: Daylight Saving Time and Fatal Vehicle Crashes. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113608V1