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Operating Hours and Working Times

A Survey of Capacity Utilisation and Employment in the European Union

  • Lei Delsen
  • Derek Bosworth
  • Hermann Groß
  • Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo y Llorente

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Lei Delsen, Derek Bosworth, Hermann Groß, Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo y Llorente
    Pages 1-20
  3. Frank Bauer, Hermann Groß, Georg Sieglen
    Pages 21-39
  4. Frank Bauer, Hermann Groß, Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo y Llorente, Enrique Fernández Macías, Georg Sieglen
    Pages 41-71
  5. Gilbert Cette, Yusuf Kocoglu, Arnaud Sylvain
    Pages 73-94
  6. Frank Bauer, Hermann Groß, Steffen Lehndorff, Sebastian Schief, Georg Sieglen
    Pages 95-120
  7. Alberto Castro, José M. Varejão
    Pages 147-167
  8. Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo y Llorente, Enrique Fernández Macías
    Pages 169-195
  9. Mark Smith, Derek Bosworth, Marilyn Carroll
    Pages 197-223
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 225-251

About this book


The book presents the descriptive findings and analytical results from the recent 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 size and all sectors of the economy. Several relevant questions are addressed on the basis of the survey, such as: What are the operating hours of the different European countries that form the six country studies of this research? What are the differences between sectors of activities and establishment sizes? By means of what type of working-time organisation are those operating hours accomplished? What is the relationship between operating hours and employment? The book is the most comprehensive analysis on Operating Hours, Capacity Utilisation, Working Times and Employment in the European Union available.


Company Survey EUCOWE European Union European Union (EU) Labor Economics Labour Economics Productivity Working Hours

Editors and affiliations

  • Lei Delsen
    • 1
  • Derek Bosworth
    • 2
  • Hermann Groß
    • 3
  • Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo y Llorente
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Economics Nijmegen School of ManagementRadboud University NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.2 Cotton Mill Spinney CubbingtonLeamington SpaUK
  3. 3.Landesinstitut Sozialforschungsstelle DortmundDortmundGermany
  4. 4.Departamento de Economía Aplicada Facultad de Derecho Campus Miguel de UnamunoUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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