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Hours of work and the Fair Labor Standards Act: A study of retail and wholesale trade, 1938û1950

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  • Dora L. Costa

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When the Fair Labor Standards Act was first implemented, a 5% reduction in the length of the standard workweek reduced by at least 18% the proportion of men and women working more than 40 hours per week. This analysis, based on monthly time series data from 1935-41 BLS surveys and individual-level data from the 1940 and 1950 censuses, shows that the Act's impact was larger in the South, where the proportion of men and women working over 40 hours fell by 23% and 43%, respectively, than in the North. Because of much lower pre-Act wages in the South than in the North, the minimum wage provisions of the Act were much more binding in the South, and southern employers were less able than northern employers to adjust straight-time wages in response to the Act's overtime provisions. (Author's abstract.)

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Article provided by ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School in its journal ILR Review.

Volume (Year): 53 (2000)
Issue (Month): 4 (July)
Pages: 648-664

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Handle: RePEc:ilr:articl:v:53:y:2000:i:4:p:648-664

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  1. Goldin, Claudia, 1988. "Maximum Hours Legislation and Female Employment: A Reassessment," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 96(1), pages 189-205, February.
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  1. Hamermesh, Daniel, 2008. "Fun with matched firm-employee data: Progress and road maps," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(4), pages 662-672, August.
  2. Cahuc, Pierre & Carcillo, Stéphane, 2011. "The Detaxation of Overtime Hours: Lessons from the French Experiment," IZA Discussion Papers 5439, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Cowling, Marc, 2007. "Still At Work? An empirical test of competing theories of long hours culture," MPRA Paper 1614, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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