Michael Burda What Can “Non-Work” Teach Us About the Labor Market?
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Periods of non-work occur when employees are at work but not working (outside of scheduled breaks). In this video, MICHAEL C. BURDA analyzes the incidence and intensity of non-work in the United States, considering how it fits in with the business cycle. Drawing on data from the American Time Use Survey, Burda develops a model based on the efficiency wage theory. His research presents some striking insights into the relationship between non-work and wage levels, the availability of unemployment benefits and self-employment while suggesting some answers to long-standing questions around the impact of monitoring and the design of the work week on employee productivity.
LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10693