publication . Article . 2004

Longer Working Hours? More Flexible Work Schedules? Do Austrian Economic Policymakers Need to Act?

Alfred Stiglbauer;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
Abstract
On September 23, 2004, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) hosted a workshop to discuss extending working hours and increasing working time flexibility. After Peter Mooslechner (OeNB) outlined the development of the present discussion in the media and presented some facts, the participants delivered their statements. Erhard Fu‹rst (Federation of Austrian Industry and Austria perspektiv) called for more flexibility rather than for an extension of working hours. He supported this view by pointing to the rising competitive pressure on enterprises. Sepp Zuckersta‹tter (Chamber of Labor) opposed lengthening working hours, because this would reduce employment and...
Subjects
free text keywords: Working hours, schedules

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