Does a Redsuction in the Lenght of the Working Week Reduce Unemployment? Some Evidence from the Italian Economy During the Great Depression

Mattesini FabrizioQuintieri Beniamino
CEIS Working Papers
This paper studies the Italian labor market during the 1930s. Using monthly data both at the aggregate and sectoral level we evaluate the effects of the introduction, in 1934, of the 40 hours working week on the demand for labor. The results support the v
Number: 127
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2000
Revision Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2000