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Title: What shapes are overtime premium schedules? Some evidence from Japan, the UK, and the US
Author(s): Hart, Robert A
Malley, James R
Ruffell, Robin
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Keywords: Overtime premium schedule
International comparisons
Issue Date: Oct-1996
Date Deposited: 26-Feb-2013
Citation: Hart RA, Malley JR & 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.
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.
DOI Link: 10.1016/S0165-1765(96)00889-0
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