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The labor supply of self-employed workers: The choice of working hours in worker co-ops

John Pencavel

Journal of Comparative Economics, 2015, vol. 43, issue 3, 677-689

Abstract: Workers in cooperatives are self-employed workers and, if they resemble employees in conventional workplaces, they care about the length of their working hours. In this paper, their choice of hours is characterized as a conventional labor supply decision and a familiar hours-wage relationship is derived. This is estimated using mill-year observations on the plywood co-ops in the Pacific Northwest. The results are compared with those from the work behavior of other self-employed workers and with working hours in capitalist plywood mills.

Keywords: Labor supply; Hours; Worker co-ops (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J22 J54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jce.2014.10.001

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