Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20881
Authors: 
Bell, David N.F.
Hart, Robert A.
Year of Publication: 
1999
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 44
Abstract: 
Using individual-level data on male non-managerial workers from the 1996 British New Earnings Survey, we estimate overtime hours and average premium pay equations. Among other issues, four broad questions are of central importance. (a) What are the impacts of straight-time pay and hours on overtime pay and hours? (b) Is premium pay positively related to the length of weekly overtime? (c) What is the influence of collective bargaining coverage on overtime pay and hours? (d) Does overtime working serve significantly to alter wage earnings differentials between covered and uncovered workers? These and other issues are discussed comparatively in relation to unregulated British overtime working practices and to the United States were overtime is subject to mandatory rules.
Subjects: 
Overtime
collective bargaining
labor market regulation
JEL: 
J38
J33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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