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Title:Working time as an investment?: The effects of unpaid overtime on wages, promotions and layoffs PDF Logo
Authors:Anger, Silke
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:SFB 649 discussion paper 2005,032
Abstract:Whereas the number of paid overtime hours declined over the last decade, a different trend can be observed for unpaid overtime work in Germany. We look at the future consequences for overtime workers, and therefore investigate the investment character of working time. We examine whether unpaid extra hours induce a higher likelihood of promotion and pay rise, and whether they reduce the risk of losing the job. Using longitudinal micro data from the GSOEP for the years 1991 to 2002 we find significant positive effects of unpaid overtime work on future payoffs, but also a positive impact on the probability of job loss. Therefore, we find only partial evidence for the investment character of unpaid overtime.
Subjects:overtime
unpaid work
promotion
wage growth
layoff
JEL:J2
J3
J4
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:SFB 649 Discussion Papers, HU Berlin

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