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What shapes are overtime premium schedules? Some evidence from Japan, the UK, and the US

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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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0165-1765(96)00889-0

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
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
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0165-1765
ISSN (Online):1873-7374
Published Online:24 February 1999

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