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Title:Extensive and intensive margins of labour supply: Working hours in the US, UK and France PDF Logo
Authors:Blundell, Richard
Bozio, Antoine
Laroque, Guy
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6051
Abstract:This paper documents the key stylised facts underlying the evolution of labour supply at the extensive and intensive margins in the last forty years in three countries: United-States, United-Kingdom and France. We develop a statistical decomposition that provides bounds on changes at the extensive and intensive margins. This decomposition is also shown to be coherent with the analysis of labour supply elasticities at these margins. We use detailed representative micro-datasets to examine the relative importance of the extensive and intensive margins in explaining the overall changes in total hours worked.
Subjects:labor supply
employment
hours of work
JEL:J21
J22
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201111029379
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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