Get a life? The impact of the European working time directive : the case of UK senior doctors
Dolton, Peter J., Kidd, Michael P., & Fooken, Jonas (2015) Get a life? The impact of the European working time directive : the case of UK senior doctors. Health Economics, 24(10), pp. 1272-1288.
This paper seeks to identify the effect of the implementation of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) on the working hours of UK doctors. The Labour Force Survey is used to compare the working hours of doctors with a variety of control groups before and after the implementation of the directive. The controls include those unconstrained by the directive and doctor counterparts working in Europe. We use differences-in-differences and matching methods to estimate the impact of this natural experiment, distinguishing between the anticipation and enactment of the EWTD. We find that the legislation reduced the hours of senior doctors by around 8 hours in total including the component attributable to anticipation effects and allowing for (exogenously set) rising wages.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||European Working Time Directive, evaluation of active labour market policy|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd|
|Deposited On:||23 Oct 2014 00:38|
|Last Modified:||06 Apr 2016 03:17|
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