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The Dynamics of Satisfaction with Working Hours in Australia: The Usefulness of Panel Data in Evaluating the Case for Policy Intervention

Breunig, Robert; Gong, Xiaodong; Leslie, Gordon

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The case for policy intervention in social or economic problems should be based on incidence, severity and persistence of the problem. In this article, we show the usefulness of panel data in this regard by comparing preferred working hours to actual working hours, and examining the degree of mismatch between the two. Some individuals report working more hours than they would prefer, whereas others prefer working less. We examine the prevalence, severity and persistence of both types of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBreunig, Robert
dc.contributor.authorGong, Xiaodong
dc.contributor.authorLeslie, Gordon
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:23:53Z
dc.identifier.issn2050-2680
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/20918
dc.description.abstractThe case for policy intervention in social or economic problems should be based on incidence, severity and persistence of the problem. In this article, we show the usefulness of panel data in this regard by comparing preferred working hours to actual working hours, and examining the degree of mismatch between the two. Some individuals report working more hours than they would prefer, whereas others prefer working less. We examine the prevalence, severity and persistence of both types of problems. The case for policy intervention is weak as most working hour mismatch problems are resolved in a short time period.
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourceAsia & The Pacific Policy Studies
dc.titleThe Dynamics of Satisfaction with Working Hours in Australia: The Usefulness of Panel Data in Evaluating the Case for Policy Intervention
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolumeonline
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor160510 - Public Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5651450xPUB14
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBreunig, Robert, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGong, Xiaodong, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationLeslie, Gordon, Stanford University
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage25
local.identifier.doi10.1002/app5.64
local.identifier.absseo940501 - Employment Patterns and Change
dc.date.updated2020-12-27T07:38:20Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85032804514
local.identifier.thomsonID000218533400011
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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