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Les conjoints des salariés passés à 35 heures travaillent-ils davantage ? : Une analyse de l'offre de travail familiale sur données françaises

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  • Mathieu Bunel

    (CEE - Centre d'études de l'emploi - M.E.N.E.S.R. - Ministère de l'Education nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche - Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Santé, CREM - Centre de recherche en économie et management - UNICAEN - Université de Caen Normandie - NU - Normandie Université - UR1 - Université de Rennes 1 - UNIV-RENNES - Université de Rennes - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

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This paper analyses the change in the family labour supply following the introduction of the 35-hour working week using an original sample of more than 10,000 couples drawn from the 2000 Labour Force Survey. Two dimensions of the individual labour supply have been analysed in turn when an individual?s spouse starts working a shorter week. These dimensions are the hours worked and the decision to join the labour force. The findings show that spouses outside of the labour force are more likely to join it if their spouse starts working a 35-hour week. This means that the introduction of the 35-hour working week may increase the labour force participation rate in France.
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  • Mathieu Bunel, 2005. "Les conjoints des salariés passés à 35 heures travaillent-ils davantage ? : Une analyse de l'offre de travail familiale sur données françaises," Post-Print halshs-00755822, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00755822
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