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dc.contributor.authorKuhn, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorLozano, Fernando Antonioen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-05-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:11:31Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:11:31Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33399-
dc.description.abstractAfter declining for most of the century, the share of employed American men regularly working more than 50 hours per week began to increase around 1970. This trend has been especially pronounced among highly educated, high-wage, salaried, and older men. Using two decades of CPS data, we rule out a number of factors, including business cycles, changes in observed labor force characteristics, and changes in the level of men's real hourly earnings as primary explanations of this trend. Instead we argue that increases in salaried men's marginal incentives to supply hours beyond 40 accounted for the recent rise. Since these increases were accompanied by a rough constancy in real earnings at 40 hours, they can be interpreted as a compensated wage increase.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion Papers |x1924en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor supplyen_US
dc.subject.keywordwork hoursen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitszeiten_US
dc.subject.stwÜberstundenen_US
dc.subject.stwAngestellteen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleThe expanding workweek? Understanding trends in long work hours among US men, 1979 - 2004en_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn50621169Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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