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Working Time in Comparative Perspective, Volume 1: Patterns, Trends, and Policy Implications of Earnings Inequality and Unemployment


  • Ging Wong
    (Privy Council Office, Government of Canada)

  • Garnett Picot
    (Statistics Canada)


The chapters in this volume focus on weekly hours worked by individuals, including the recent changes in the distribution of weekly working time in Canada and the United States, the implications of the changing distribution of hours worked for earnings inequality, and efforts to reduce unemployment through mandated hours reductions.

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  • Ging Wong & Garnett Picot (ed.), 2001. "Working Time in Comparative Perspective, Volume 1: Patterns, Trends, and Policy Implications of Earnings Inequality and Unemployment," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number wtcp, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:wtcp
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    hours worked; earnings inequality;

    JEL classification:

    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply


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