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Overtime in Finland

  • Petri Böckerman

    (Labour Institute for Economic Research, Finland)

The study is about the incidence of overtime hours in Finland. The investigation uses individual-level data from the manufacturing industries from 1989 to 1995. The results show that the hours of overtime divided by the number of total hours decline as an employee ages. The overtime hours decline in wage per straighttime hours and in straight-time hours. Males and newcomers tend to work more overtime, but leavers work less overtime. The overtime hours are definitely more frequent in the population of small establishments. The degree of tightness in regional labour markets had no overall impact on the incidence of overtime from 1991 to 1995. There are strong industry effects.

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Article provided by Finnish Economic Association in its journal Finnish Economic Papers.

Volume (Year): 15 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 (Spring)
Pages: 36-54

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