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35 heures. Évaluations de l'effet emploi

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  • Matthieu Bunel
  • Stéphane Jugnot

This paper presents several Dares’ empirical analysis on the impact of working time reduction on employment. Using recent econometrics methodology to analyse active labour market programs, the authors found a net effect on employment of 6 % to 7 % for companies under the Robien’s or Aubry’s social tax cuts and approximately 3 % for the other companies. Selection bias and differences on the implementation of the “reduced work week” explain this gap. Finally, macro-economic inference pointed out that reduced work week had generated up to 300 000 new jobs. Classification JEL : J21, J 22, C34

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Article provided by Presses de Sciences-Po in its journal Revue économique.

Volume (Year): 54 (2003)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 595-606

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Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_543_0595
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