Work Sharing and Productivity: Evidence from Firm Level Data
AbstractThis paper is the first to examine empirically how work sharing influences workers' productivity, using a unique data set from a large Canadian firm. This firm has adopted a work sharing scheme for one year, which allows us to introduce a "natural experiment approach" of comparing workers' productivity before and after the implementation of work sharing. We find that work sharing has led to a significant decrease in labor productivity.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Laval - Recherche en Politique Economique in its series Papers with number 9619.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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PRODUCTIVITY; LABOUR MARKET; ENTERPRISES;
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- J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J50 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - General
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- Drolet, Marie Morissette, Rene, 1997. "Working More? Working Less? What Do Canadian Workers Prefer?," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 1997104e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
- Michael Huberman & Paul Lanoie, 1998. "Worksharing in Québec: Five Case Studies," CIRANO Working Papers 98s-11, CIRANO.
- Drolet, Marie Morissette, Rene, 1997. "Travailler plus? Travailler moins? Que preferent les travailleurs canadiens?," Direction des etudes analytiques : documents de recherche 1997104f, Statistics Canada, Direction des etudes analytiques.
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