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Workdays, Workhours, and Work Schedules: Evidence for the United States and Germany

  • Daniel S. Hamermesh

    (University of Texas at Austin)

Daniel S. Hamermesh presents the first comprehensive evidence explaining how days of work, hours of work, and daily schedules are determined in the U.S. and Germany. Using an instantaneous approach to looking at unique data sets for each country, Hamermesh provides comparative analyses on factors influencing both employees' and employers' work schedules. This technique allows him to offer a new "snapshot" perspective on work scheduling that clarifies the role of fixed costs of getting to work and of adding workdays to plant schedules.

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This book is provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Books from Upjohn Press with number www and published in 1996.
ISBN: cloth 9780880991704 paper 9780880991698
Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:www
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