EconStor >
Universität Hohenheim >
Forschungszentrum Innovation und Dienstleistung (FZID), Universität Hohenheim >
FZID Discussion Papers, Universität Hohenheim >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/28618
  
Title:Mismatches between actual and preferred work time: empirical evidence of hours constraints in 21 countries PDF Logo
Authors:Otterbach, Steffen
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:FZID discussion papers 07-2009
Abstract:This paper analyzes the discrepancy between actual and desired working hours in a multinational setting. Using the latest data of the International Social Survey Program (ISSP) with a focus on work orientations hours constraints in 21 heterogeneous countries are analyzed. One major finding is that hours constraints are interrelated with macroeconomic variables such as (i) unemployment rates, (ii) GDP per capita as a measure of welfare, (iii) average weekly work hours, and (iv) income inequality. A subsequent multivariate analysis reveals that, on both macro- and microlevels, sociodemographic variables like prosperity and income, high risk of unemployment, and working conditions play an important role in determining working hours constraints. The results further suggest that, with respect to working conditions, such constraints are also affected by gender issues.
Subjects:Hours constraints
preferred working hours
work time
JEL:J21
J22
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:bsz:100-opus-3919
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:FZID Discussion Papers, Universität Hohenheim

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
611384507.pdf645.56 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX
Share on:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/28618

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.