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dc.contributor.authorBauer, Thomas K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZimmermann, Klaus F.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:17:35Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:17:35Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20885-
dc.description.abstractSharing the available stock of work more fairly is a popular concern in the public policy debate. One policy proposal is to reduce overtime work in order to allow the employment of more people. This paper suggests that such a concept faces major problems. Using Germany as a case study, it is shown that the group of workers with the highest risks of becoming unemployed, namely the unskilled, also exhibit low levels of overtime work. Those who work overtime, namely the skilled, face excess demand on the labour market. Since skilled and unskilled workers are largely complements in production, a general reduction in overtime will lead to less production and hence also to a decline in the level of unskilled employment. The paper provides empirical support for this line of argument. It is also shown that paid overtime work has lost relative importance over time.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 48en_US
dc.subject.jelJ33en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHours of worken_US
dc.subject.keywordovertime workingen_US
dc.subject.keywordovertime compensationen_US
dc.titleOvertime Work and Overtime Compensation in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn302696474en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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