Evidence of Demand Factors in the Determination of the Labor Market Intermittency Penalty

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Julie L. Hotchkiss

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Georgia State University - Department of Economics

M. Melinda Pitts

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Date Written: July 2007

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to determine whether any empirical evidence exists for the contribution of employer, or demand-side, determinants of the labor market intermittency penalty. The documented negative relationship between the size of the penalty and labor market strength is interpreted as evidence that labor market intermittency is viewed as an undesirable characteristic that employers penalize more severely when the labor market is weak.

Keywords: intermittent labor supply, time allocation, wage determination

JEL Classification: J31, J22

Suggested Citation

Hotchkiss, Julie L. and Pitts, M. Melinda, Evidence of Demand Factors in the Determination of the Labor Market Intermittency Penalty (July 2007). FRB Atlanta Working Paper No. 2007-16. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2482381 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2482381

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