Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/79592
Authors: 
Burda, Michael C.
Hamermesh, Daniel S.
Stewart, Jay
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
SFB 649 Discussion Paper 2013-015
Abstract: 
We examine monthly variation in weekly work hours using data for 2003-10 from the Current Population Survey (CPS) on hours/worker, from the Current Employment Survey (CES) on hours/job, and from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) on both. The ATUS data minimize recall difficulties and constrain hours of work to accord with total available time. The ATUS hours/worker are less cyclical than the CPS series, but the hours/job are more cyclical than the CES series. We present alternative estimates of productivity based on ATUS data and find that it is more pro-cyclical than other productivity measures.
Subjects: 
time use
business cycles, productivity
ATUS
labor hoarding
JEL: 
E23
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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