Hart, R., Malley, J., and Ruffell, R. (1996) What shapes are overtime premium schedules? Some evidence from Japan, the UK, and the US. Economics Letters, 53 (1). pp. 97-102. ISSN 0165-1765 (doi:10.1016/S0165-1765(96)00889-0)
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We provide estimates of the shapes of overtime premium schedules for three contrasting economies, based on two-digit industries through time. At one end of the spectrum, the United Kingdom has no legislation concerning the minimum premium rate while, at the other, the United States mandates a high minimum premium of 1.5 times the straight-time hourly rate. In between these extremes, Japan sets a minimum premium of 1.25. We concentrate, in particular, on the question of whether the premium rises in average hours.
|Glasgow Author(s):||Malley, Prof James|
|Authors:||Hart, R., Malley, J., and Ruffell, R.|
|College/School:||College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics|
|Journal Name:||Economics Letters|
|Published Online:||24 February 1999|