Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104686
Authors: 
Pencavel, John
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8561
Abstract: 
Workers in cooperatives are self-employed workers and, if they resemble employees in conventional workplaces, they care about the length of their working hours. In this paper, their choice of hours is characterized as a conventional labor supply decision and a familiar hours-wage relationship is derived. This is estimated using mill-year observations on the plywood co-ops in the Pacific Northwest. The results are compared with those from the work behavior of other self-employed workers and with working hours in capitalist plywood mills.
Subjects: 
labor supply
hours
worker co-ops
JEL: 
J22
J54
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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