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Employment and Distributional Effects of Restricting Working Time

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  • Marimon, R.
  • Zilibotti, F.

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The authors study the employment and distributional effects of regulating (reducing) working time in a general equilibrium model with search-matching frictions.

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Paper provided by European University Institute in its series Economics Working Papers with number eco99/19.

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Length: 51 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco99/19

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Keywords: EMPLOYMENT ; UNEMPLOYMENT ; WAGES ; INCOME DISTRIBUTION;

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  1. Stewart, M.B. & Swaffield, J.K., 1996. "Constraints on the Desired Hours of Work of British Men," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 468, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
  2. Hoel, Michael, 1986. "Employment and Allocation Effects of Reducing the Length of the Workday," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 53(29), pages 75-85, February.
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  4. Brunello, Giorgio, 1989. "The Employment Effects of Shorter Working Hours: An Application to Japanese Data," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 56(224), pages 473-86, November.
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