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Start Time and Worker Compensation: Implications for Staggered-Hours Programs

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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 programs that affect workers' working schedules to mitigate peak congestion. We examine the effect of workers' morning start times on their wages for Germany. In contrast to previous work based on cross-section data, we demonstrate that wages are not, or may be, a slight inverse U-shaped function of start time suggesting that staggered-hours programs might be welfare enhancing.

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  • Eva Gutiérrez-i-Puigarnau & Jos N. van Ommeren, 2010. "Start Time and Worker Compensation: Implications for Staggered-Hours Programs," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 310, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
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    1. Wilfredo Yushimito & Xuegang Ban & José Holguín-Veras, 2015. "Correcting the Market Failure in Work Trips with Work Rescheduling: An Analysis Using Bi-level Models for the Firm-workers Interplay," Networks and Spatial Economics, Springer, vol. 15(3), pages 883-915, September.
    2. Giovanni Russo & Jos Ommeren & Piet Rietveld, 2012. "The university workers’ willingness to pay for commuting," Transportation, Springer, vol. 39(6), pages 1121-1132, November.
    3. Mogens Fosgerau & Kenneth Small, 2017. "Endogenous Scheduling Preferences And Congestion," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 58, pages 585-615, May.
    4. Hugo Emilio Silva & Robin Lindsey & André de Palma & Vincent A.C. van den Berg, 2014. "On the Existence and Uniqueness of Equilibrium in the Bottleneck Model with Atomic Users," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 14-077/VIII, Tinbergen Institute.

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    Work start time; wage; productivity; staggered work hours; congestion;

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    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise

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