How a Reduction of Standard Working Hours Affects Employment Dynamics
AbstractOn December 1, 1996, a new law was implemented in Portugal to gradually reduce the stan- dard working week from 44 to 40 hours. We study how this mandatory reduction affected employment through job creation and job destruction. We find evidence that the working hours reduction had a positive effect on employment through a fall in job destruction.
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Volume (Year): 158 (2010)
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workweek reduction; policy reform; employment dynamics; J22; J63; J81;
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- Santos Raposo, P.M. & Ours, J.C. van, 2009. "How a Reduction of Standard Working Hours Affects Employment Dynamics," Discussion Paper 2009-50, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
- J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs
- J81 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Working Conditions
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