The 35-Hour Workweek in France: Straightjacket or Welfare Improvement?

  1. Georges de Ménil,
  2. Richard Portes and
  3. Hans-Werner Sinn
  1. Marcello Estevão1 and
  2. Filipa Sá2,3

Published Online: 21 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306835.ch1

Economic Policy 55 July 2008

Economic Policy 55 July 2008

How to Cite

Estevão, M. and Sá, F. (2008) The 35-Hour Workweek in France: Straightjacket or Welfare Improvement?, in Economic Policy 55 July 2008 (eds G. de Ménil, R. Portes and H.-W. Sinn), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306835.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    IMF, USA

  2. 2

    MIT, USA

  3. 3

    IZA, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405173964

Online ISBN: 9781444306835

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Keywords:

  • the 35-Hour Workweek in France: Background;
  • the rationale behind hours reductions;
  • previous evaluations of legislated workweek reductions;
  • measuring the Effects of the 35-Hour Workweek in France;
  • policy Implications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The 35-Hour Workweek in France: Background

  • The Rationale behind Hours Reductions

  • Previous Evaluations of Legislated Workweek Reductions

  • Measuring the Effects of the 35-Hour Workweek in France

  • Policy Implications

  • References