two-earner households

Publication date: 6 Feb 2019 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | External authors: Fuchs-Schündeln, N | JEL classification: E24, H20, H31, J21, J22, O11 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 247 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
I summarise new facts on hours worked differences across countries and their driving forces. The facts are derived from a comprehensive analysis of micro data sets. First, hours worked are substantially higher in poor than in rich countries. Second, lower hours worked in Europe than in the US can...