Weather and Intertemporal Labor Supply: Results from German Time-Use Data

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Jens J. Krüger

Technical University of Darmstadt

Michael Neugart

Technical University of Darmstadt

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Date Written: March 23, 2017

Abstract

Dynamic models of labor supply suggest that workers intertemporally substitute labor for leisure as a response to transitory wage changes. Empirical estimates of intertemporal substitution are difficult to interpret as wage changes are rarely transitory and workers may not be able to choose their working time freely. We address both issues by estimating an intertemporal labor supply model with German time-use data and weather information. Our results provide some evidence on an interday labor supply substitution effect for women but not for men.

Keywords: intertemporal labor supply, time-use data, weather, flexible working time

JEL Classification: J22

Suggested Citation

Krüger, Jens J. and Neugart, Michael, Weather and Intertemporal Labor Supply: Results from German Time-Use Data (March 23, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2939696 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2939696

Jens J. Krüger

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Technical University of Darmstadt ( email )

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Darmstadt, 64289
Germany

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