Working Time in Comparative Perspective: Volume I - Patterns, Trends, and the Policy Implications of Earnings Inequality and Unemployment

Title

Working Time in Comparative Perspective: Volume I - Patterns, Trends, and the Policy Implications of Earnings Inequality and Unemployment

Year

2001

DOI

10.17848/9780880992275

Abstract

The chapters in this volume focus on weekly hours worked by individuals, including the recent changes in the distribution of weekly working time in Canada and the United States, the implications of the changing distribution of hours worked for earnings inequality, and efforts to reduce unemployment through mandated hours reductions.

Files

Download Introduction and Overview (96 KB)

Contents

Introduction and Overview/ Ging Wong and Garnett Picot

  1. The Changing Workweek / Mike Sheridan, Deborah Sunter, and Brent Diverty
  2. Trends in Hours of Work in the United States / Philip L. Rones, Jennifer M. Gardner, and Randy E. Ilg
  3. Working Hard / Linda Bell and Richard B. Freeman
  4. Working Time, Wages, and Earnings Inequality among Men and Women in Canada, 1981-1993 / Garnett Picot
  5. Patterns of Foregone Potential Earnings among Working-Age Males, 1975-1992 / Robert Haveman, Lawrence Buron, and Andrew Bershadker
  6. The Growth of Income and Employment Inequality in Australian Cities / R.G. Gregory and Boyd Hunter
  7. Supply of Hours per Day and Days per Week: Evidence from the Canadian Labour Market Activity Survey / Richard E. Mueller
  8. Hours Constraints / Kevin Lang and Shulamit Kahn
  9. Measuring the Effects of Short-Time Compensation on Workforce Dynamics / Karen Needels and Walter Nicholson
  10. Short-Time Work in the United States / Alec R. Levenson
  11. Economic Activities and the Demand for Work Sharing in Canada / Tom Siedule, Carol Guest, and Ging Wong

Note

Papers presented at the conference on 'Changes in Working Time in Canada and the United States' which was held in Ottawa, Ontario, on June 13-15, 1996

ISBN

9780880992275 (pbk.) ; 9780880992282 (cloth) ; 9780880992275 (ebook)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Employment relationships; Nonstandard work arrangements; Work and family balance

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Wong, Ging, and Garnett Picot, eds. 2001. Working Time in Comparative Perspective: Volume I - Patterns, Trends, and the Policy Implications of Earnings Inequality and Unemployment. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780880992275