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[Excerpt] This paper presents empirical estimates of the intra-industry cross-section relationship between annual overtime hours per man and the ratio of these quasi-fixed costs to the overtime wage rate. Estimates are also made of the impact of a change in the overtime premium on employment and hours; these estimates have implications for policymakers concerned with the wisdom of increasing the overtime premium as a method of job creation.


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Ehrenberg, R. G. (1971). The impact of the overtime premium on employment and hours in U.S. industry [Electronic version]. Western Economic Journal, 9(2), 199-207.

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