Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/214130
Authors: 
Berniell, Inés
Bietenbeck, Jan
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Documento de Trabajo No. 237
Abstract: 
Does working time affect workers' health? We study this question in the context of a French reform which reduced the standard workweek from 39 to 35 hours, at constant earnings. Our empirical analysis exploits variation in the reduction of working time across employers, which was driven by the institutional features of the reform and thus exogenous to workers' health. We find that longer working hours increase smoking and decrease self-reported health, and that these impacts are concentrated among bluecollar workers. In contrast, white-collar workers' body mass index increases with hours worked.
Subjects: 
workinghours
health
smoking
BMI
JEL: 
I10
I12
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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