Overtime Working in an Unregulated Labour Market

29 Pages Posted: 16 May 2000

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Robert A. Hart

University of Stirling - Department of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

David N.F. Bell

University of Stirling - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: June 1999

Abstract

Using individual-level data on male non-managerial workers from the 1996 British New Earnings Survey, we estimate overtime hours and average premium pay equations. Among other issues, four broad questions are of central importance. (a) What are the impacts of straight-time pay and hours on overtime pay and hours? (b) Is premium pay positively related to the length of weekly overtime? (c) What is the influence of collective bargaining coverage on overtime pay and hours? (d) Does overtime working serve significantly to alter wage earnings differentials between covered and uncovered workers? These and other issues are discussed comparatively in relation to unregulated British overtime working practices and to the United States were overtime is subject to mandatory rules.

JEL Classification: J33, J38

Suggested Citation

Hart, Robert A. and Bell, David N.F., Overtime Working in an Unregulated Labour Market (June 1999). IZA Discussion Paper No. 44. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=169069

Robert A. Hart (Contact Author)

University of Stirling - Department of Economics ( email )

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David N.F. Bell

University of Stirling - Department of Economics ( email )

Stirling, Scotland FK9 4LA
United Kingdom
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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

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