, 10 October 2016

Why do women reduce the number of working hours after the birth of the second child? Marion Leturcq studies 3000 women to assess whether high-skilled and low-skilled women are affected differently by having another child. This video was recorded during the European Economic Association's Congress held in Geneva at the end of August 2016.

Daniel Hamermesh, Elena Stancanelli, 29 September 2014

American employees put in longer workweeks than Europeans. They are also more likely to work at undesirable times, such as nights and weekends. This column argues that the phenomena of long hours and strange hours are related. One possibility for this is cultural – Americans simply enjoy working at strange times. Another, more probable explanation, is the greater inequality of earnings of low-skilled workers in the US, compared to Europeans. 

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