Shiftwork

Joram Mayshar, Yoram Halevy

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Abstract

We analyze the organization of employment in nonsimultaneous shifts, considering the shift composition of manufacturing employment, both in the business cycle frequency and in the long run. With regard to the short run, we argue that shiftwork would be procyclical and that this, combined with the inherent lumpiness of shifts, may help resolve the puzzle of the procyclicality of labor productivity. With regard to the long run, we identify channels that may account for the increase in shiftwork in the past half-century and for the nonnegative cross-country correlation between shiftwork and the level of income.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)S198-S222
JournalJournal of Labor Economics
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

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