On December 1, 1996, a new law was implemented in Portugal to gradually reduce the stan- dard working week from 44 to 40 hours. We study how this mandatory reduction affected employment through job creation and job destruction. We find evidence that the working hours reduction had a positive effect on employment through a fall in job destruction.
|Place of Publication||Tilburg|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Name||CentER Discussion Paper|
- Workweek reduction
- policy reform
- employment dynamics