Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/180360
Authors: 
Cygan-Rehm, Kamila
Wunder, Christoph
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper No. 7098
Abstract: 
This study estimates the causal effect of working hours on health. We deal with the endogeneity of working hours through instrumental variables techniques. In particular, we exploit exogenous variation in working hours from statutory workweek regulations in the German public sector as an instrumental variable. Using panel data, we run two-stage least squares regressions controlling for individual-specific unobserved heterogeneity. We find adverse consequences of increasing working hours on subjective and several objective health measures. The effects are mainly driven by women and parents of minor children who generally face heavier constraints in organizing their workweek.
Subjects: 
working time
health
standard workweek
Germany
JEL: 
I10
J22
J81
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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