Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/227352
Authors: 
Boltz, Marie
Cockx, Bart
Diaz, Ana Maria
Salas, Luz
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13825
Abstract: 
We conducted an experiment in which we hired workers under different types of contracts to evaluate how flexible working time affects on-the-job productivity in a routine job. Our approach breaks down the global impact on productivity into sorting and behavioral effects. We find that all forms of working-time flexibility reduce the length of workers' breaks. For part-time work, these positive effects are globally counterbalanced. Yet arrangements that allow workers to decide when to start and stop working increase global productivity by as much as 50 percent, 40 percent of which is induced by sorting.
Subjects: 
flexible work arrangements
part-time work
productivity
labor market flexibility
work–life balance
JEL: 
J21
J22
J23
J24
J33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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