Working Hours: The Effects of Age, Period and Cohort

Cedeplar Working Paper No. 190

27 Pages Posted: 29 May 2003

See all articles by Gustavo M. Gonzaga

Gustavo M. Gonzaga

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) - Department of Economics

Ana Flavia Machado

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Danielle Carusi Machado

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 2003

Abstract

This article analyzes the evolution of working hours shifts in Brazil from 1981 to 1999. The data are based on the PNAD (a Brazilian Household National Survey). The econometric model used has its grounds on the methodology Age-Period-Cohort, which allows us not only to analyze the effects related to individual and job position aspects, but also to identify standards of working hours shift evolution through generations and life cycles. These effects - age, period and cohort - are relevant to the better understanding of recent working shifts in Brazil. In general, the evolution of these effects is related to aspects of labor supply and demand and to institutional factors.

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Keywords: Working hours, Brazil

JEL Classification: J20, J11

Suggested Citation

Gonzaga, Gustavo M. and Machado, Ana Flavia and Carusi Machado, Danielle, Working Hours: The Effects of Age, Period and Cohort (March 2003). Cedeplar Working Paper No. 190, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=397541 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.397541

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Ana Flavia Machado

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) ( email )

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MG30170-120 Belo Horizonte, 31270-901
Brazil

Danielle Carusi Machado

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) - Department of Economics ( email )

Rua Marques de Sao Vicente, 225/206F
Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22453
Brazil

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