More hours, more jobs? The employment effects of longer working hours

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Andrews, Martyn; Gerner, Hans-Dieter; Schank, Thorsten; Upward, Richard;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Journal: Oxford Economic Papers,volume 67,issue 2,pages245-268
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/oep/gpu026
  • Subject: difference-in-differences | J81 | Deutschland | C23 | Überstunden | J23 | working hours, wage concession, overtime payments | employment | plant-level data | plant-level data, employment, working time, difference-in-differences | working time | Arbeitszeitgestaltung | Beschäftigungseffekt
    • jel: jel:C23 | jel:J81 | jel:J23
      ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages

Increases in standard hours of work have been a contentious policy issue in Germany. Whilst this might directly lead to a substitution of workers by hours, there may also be a positive employment effect due to reduced costs. Moreover, the response of firms may differ be... View more
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