|Appears in Collections:||Economics Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||What shapes are overtime premium schedules? Some evidence from Japan, the UK, and the US|
|Author(s):||Hart, Robert A|
Malley, James R
|Keywords:||Overtime premium schedule|
|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.|
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