Start Time and Worker Compensation: Implications for Staggered-Hours Programs
AbstractThere is little known about the effects of staggered-hours programs that affect workers' working schedules to mitigate peak congestion. We examine the effect of workers' morning start times on their wages for Germany. In contrast to previous work based on cross-section data, we demonstrate that wages are not, or maybe, a slight inverse U-shaped function of start time suggesting that staggered-hours programs might be welfare enhancing.This discussion paper will result in a publication in 'Journal of Transport Economics and Policy' in 2012.
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Commuting; start time; wages; staggered hours; peak congestion;
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- Eva Gutiérrez-i-Puigarnau & Jos N. van Ommeren, 2010. "Start Time and Worker Compensation: Implications for Staggered-Hours Programs," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 310, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
- R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy
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- NEP-ALL-2011-02-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-HRM-2011-02-26 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2011-02-26 (Labour Economics)
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- Eva Gutiérrez-i-Puigarnau & Jos van Ommeren, 2009. "Labour Supply and Commuting," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 222, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
- Mogens Fosgerau & Kenneth Small, 2013. "Endogenous Scheduling Preferences and Congestion," Working Papers 131403, University of California-Irvine, Department of Economics.
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