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35 heures et inégalités


  • Fabrice Gilles
  • Yannick L’Horty


To evaluate the inequality effects of 35 hours, we use a very general labour demand framework taking into account various skills and the impact of the work duration on wages, productivity and labour organization. Numerical simulations include several constituents of devices Aubry and consider wide but realistic ranges for the various parameters. The 35 hours always increase the employment level but have a negative effect on working hours. Moreover, it reduces the employment and wage inequality within the whole labour force and across workers, but increases welfare inequality. Classification JEL : D63, J23, J38

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  • Fabrice Gilles & Yannick L’Horty, 2003. "35 heures et inégalités," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 54(3), pages 583-594.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_543_0583

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    1. Fabrice Gilles, 2015. "Evaluating the Impact of a Working Time Regulation on Capital Operating Time: The French 35-hour Work Week Experience," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 62(2), pages 117-148, May.

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    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy


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