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Slowing Down

  • Yu-Fu Chen
  • Gylfi Zoega

We extend the efficiency wage model of Shapiro and Stiglitz to account for the observation that workers’ effort has a tendency to fall when they approach the end of their employment contract. In particular, we find that the efficiency wage increases when the end of term approaches for a given rate of unemployment. We draw implications for the behavior of workers who are approaching retirement, temporary employment contracts, and the advance notice of impending job loss.

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Paper provided by Economic Studies, University of Dundee in its series Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics with number 266.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2012
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Handle: RePEc:dun:dpaper:266
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  1. Benoit Dostie, 2006. "Wages, Productivity and Aging," Cahiers de recherche 06-15, HEC Montréal, Institut d'économie appliquée.
  2. Addison, John T & Chilton, John B, 1997. "Nondisclosure as a Contract Remedy: Explaining the Advance-Notice Puzzle," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 15(1), pages 143-64, January.
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