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Labor Supply Preferences, Hours Constraints, and Hours-Wage Tradeoffs

  • Joseph Altonji
  • Christina Paxson

In a labor market with tied hours-wage packages and wage dispersion for a partic ular type of job, constrained workers may be willing to sacrifice wag e gains for better hours when changing jobs. Likewise, workers may ac cept jobs offering undesirable hours only if the associated wage gain s are large. The authors investigate this issue empirically by examin ing whether overemployment and underemployment on the initial new job affects the relation between hours changes and wage changes for quit ters. Their results generally support the view that an individual req uires compensation to work in a job that, given the individual's part icular preferences, offers unattractive hours. Copyright 1988 by University of Chicago Press.

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Paper provided by Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section. in its series Working Papers with number 594.

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Date of creation: Jan 1987
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Handle: RePEc:pri:indrel:dsp015999n3374
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