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 may be, a slight inverse U-shaped function of start time suggesting that staggered-hours programs might be welfare enhancing.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) in its series SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research with number 310.
Length: 21 p.
Date of creation: 2010
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Work start time; wage; productivity; staggered work hours; congestion;
Other versions of this item:
- Eva Gutiérrez-i-Puigarnau & Jos N. Van Ommeren, 2012. "Start Time and Worker Compensation Implications for Staggered-Hours Programmes," Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, London School of Economics and University of Bath, vol. 46(2), pages 205-220, May.
- Eva Gutierrez-i-Puigarnau & Jos N. van Ommeren, 2010. "Start Time and Worker Compensation: Implications for Staggered-Hours Programs," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 10-073/3, Tinbergen Institute.
- J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
- J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
- R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion
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- Gutiérrez-i-Puigarnau, Eva & van Ommeren, Jos N., 2010.
"Labour supply and commuting,"
Journal of Urban Economics,
Elsevier, vol. 68(1), pages 82-89, July.
- 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).
- Gutiérrez-i-Puigarnau, Eva & van Ommeren, Jos, 2010. "Labour Supply and Commuting," IZA Discussion Papers 4798, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Mogens Fosgerau & Kenneth Small, 2013. "Endogenous Scheduling Preferences and Congestion," Working Papers 131403, University of California-Irvine, Department of Economics.
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