Comparative Analyses of Operating Hours and Working Times in the European Union

  • Mark Smith
  • Gilbert Cette
  • Frank Bauer
  • Lei Delsen

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-5
  2. Lei Delsen, Frank Bauer, Gilbert Cette, Mark Smith
    Pages 1-14
  3. Gilbert Cette, Yusuf Kocoglu, Arnaud Sylvain
    Pages 15-54
  4. Mark Smith, Stefan Zagelmeyer, Georg Sieglen
    Pages 117-142
  5. Enrique Fernández-Macías, Rafael Muñoz Bustillo de Llorente
    Pages 165-189
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1-25

About this book


This volume is the second book based on comparative and comprehensive data from the 2003 representative European Union Company survey of Operating hours, Working times and Employment (EUCOWE) in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. The EUCOWE project is the first representative and standardised European company survey which covers all categories of firm sizes and all sectors of the economy. This volume complements and builds on the first book published in 2007, in which the methodology and the descriptive national findings as well as some first comparative analytical results were presented. In this second book the EUCOWE research team presents in-depth cross-country analyses of the relationship between operating hours, working times and employment in the European Union. Six empirical chapters of this volume provide detailed comparative analyses of the determinants and consequences of the duration and flexibility of opening hours and operating times.


Company scurity EU EUCOWE European Union European Union (EU) Labour time Productivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Smith
  • Gilbert Cette
  • Frank Bauer
  • Lei Delsen

There are no affiliations available

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2184-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2185-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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