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Start Time and Worker Compensation Implications for Staggered-Hours Programmes

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  • Eva Gutiérrez-i-Puigarnau
  • Jos N. Van Ommeren

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There is little known about the effects of staggered-hours programmes that affect workers' working schedules to mitigate peak congestion. We examine the effect of workers' morning start times on their wages in Germany. In contrast to previous work based on cross-section data, we demonstrate that wages are not a function of, or maybe a slight inverse U-shaped function of, start time, suggesting that staggered-hours programmes might be welfare enhancing. © 2012 LSE and the University of Bath

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  • Eva Gutiérrez-i-Puigarnau & Jos N. Van Ommeren, 2012. "Start Time and Worker Compensation Implications for Staggered-Hours Programmes," Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, University of Bath, vol. 46(2), pages 205-220, May.
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    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy

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