Journal Of The Econometric Society

An International Society for the Advancement of Economic
Theory in its Relation to Statistics and Mathematics

Edited by: Guido W. Imbens • Print ISSN: 0012-9682 • Online ISSN: 1468-0262

Econometrica: Jul, 1976, Volume 44, Issue 4

Compensation of Cooperating Factors<671:COCF>2.0.CO;2-X
p. 671-684

Alan V. Deardorff, Frank P. Stafford

Labor supply and demand behavior is examined under the assumption that the firm's technology depends on the simultaneous presence, during the workday, of two factors of production, either labor and capital or two types of labor differentiated by skill. If desired workdays differ, this leads to payment to both factors of a premium over their traditional sector wage and to the establishment of a workday for labor that departs from simple labor-leasure preferences. It also provides implications, in the presence of capital, for the determination of work shifts.

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