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dc.contributor.authorKapteyn, Arieen_US
dc.contributor.authorKalwij, Adriaan S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZaidi, Asgharen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:18:47Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:18:47Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21031-
dc.description.abstractWorksharing is considered by many as a promising public policy to reduce unemployment. In this paper we present a review of the most pertinent theoretical and empirical contributions to the literature on worksharing. In addition, we also provide new empirical evidence on this issue, by a cross country analysis exploiting aggregate data for 13 OECD countries. The conclusions of the literature survey are indecisive. Conclusions about the efficacy of worksharing as an employment enhancing policy tool depend heavily on the setting in which the analysis takes place. Our empirical analysis does not find any evidence for the proposition that worksharing would promote employment or reduce unemployment. In an appendix we present an overview of recent public policy experience of European Countries with respect to different forms of worksharing. Also here the evidence is mixed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 188en_US
dc.subject.jelE24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ2en_US
dc.subject.jelJ3en_US
dc.subject.jelC33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEmploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordhours of worken_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel dataen_US
dc.subject.stwJob sharingen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitszeitflexibilisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwBeschäftigungseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.titleThe Myth of Worksharingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn322367700en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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