Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/119577
Authors: 
Laroque, Guy
Osotimehin, Sophie
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IFS Working Papers W15/03
Abstract: 
This paper documents the heterogeneity in labor market volatility across ages and gender in the United States over 1976-2014. We separate fluctuations in hours worked into fluctuations in the average number of hours per worker (the intensive margin) and fluctuations in the number of individuals at work (the extensive margin) and examine the relative importance of these two margins for each demographic group. We then compute the contribution of each demographic group to the change in aggregate hours worked over the business cycle. We discuss the implications of our findings for theories of labor market fluctuations.
JEL: 
E24
E32
J21
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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