What determines work hours?: who you work with or where you work
AbstractBy using a unique dataset on managerial-level employees who were transferred from Japan to European branches of the same global firms, we examine what would happen to work hours when a worker moves from a long-hour-working country to relatively shorter-hour countries. Even after controlling for business cycles, unobserved individual heterogeneity, job characteristics, and work hour regulations, we find a significant decline in Japanese work hours after their transfer to Europe, resulting from working-behavior influences of locally hired staff. We also find that the reduction in hours worked highly depends on the extent of the workersf interactions with local peers.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo in its series ISS Discussion Paper Series (series F) with number f155.
Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 11 Mar 2011
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work hours; peer effect; neighborhood effect; group-interaction effect; paid leave;
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- Kuroda, Sachiko & Yamamoto, Isamu, 2011. "What determines work hours?: who you work with or where you work?," PIE/CIS Discussion Paper 514, Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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- Kohei Daido & Ken Tabata, 2013. "Social Norms on Working Hours, Work-Life Balance, and Fertility Choice," Discussion Paper Series 108, School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University, revised Sep 2013.
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