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The Economics of Overtime Working

The Economics of Overtime Working

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  • Date Published: September 2004
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521801423

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  • Numerous individuals throughout international labor markets work hours in excess of their standard contractual hours. Robert Hart presents the first comprehensive economic evaluation of this phenomenon, examining theoretical, empirical and policy aspects of overtime hours and pay. He utilizes detailed international evidence drawn from the U.S., Western Europe and Japan in his comparative assessment of labor supply and demand and compensating differential models of overtime behavior.

    • The first ever comprehensive evaluation of the important labour market phenomenon of overtime working
    • A comprehensive analysis of the overtime decision and the payment of an overtime premium
    • Detailed international background evidence and reviews of empirical and labour market policy research into overtime hours and pay
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    "The Economics of Overtime Working is not just a useful compact statement of what we know about overtime, but it is also a list of things we don't yet understand, of the research that remains to be done. The author, Robert A. Hart, gracefully mixes theory with empirical results; classic results with current questions." - Kevin R. Foster, City College of New York

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521801423
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 161 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.453kg
    • contains: 12 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Overview
    2. Facts and figures
    3. The overtime decision
    4. The overtime premium
    5. Overtime hours and empirical studies
    6. Overtime pay and empirical studies
    7. Policy issues
    8. Is overtime working here to stay?

  • Author

    Robert A. Hart, University of Stirling
    Robert A. Hart is Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling. He is a labour market economist and acknowledged authority on the economics of working time. He is the author of The Economics of Non-Wage Labour Costs (1984), Working Time and Employment (1987), Human Capital, Employment and Bargaining (with Thomas Moutos, 1995) and Work and Pay in Japan (with Seiichi Kawasaki, 1999).

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