Working Hours and Hedonic Wages in the Market Equilibrium
In the conventional model of labor supply, working hours are implicitly assumed to be divisible goods, which is an obviously unrealistic assumption. The purpose of this paper is to analyze working hours as indivisible goods. When working hours are indivisible, labors are differentiated in the market by their length, and wages will be a function of working hours. The main conclusions are that (1) in the market equilibrium, the elasticity of the hedo nic wage curve with respect to hourly wage rates must be positive or less than A1 and (2) generally data will reveal neither demand nor su pply structures. Copyright 1987 by University of Chicago Press.
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