Unpaid Overtime: Measuring its Contribution to the UK Industries? Output

Eleni Papagiannaki, Dimitris Giraleas, Emmanuel Thanassoulis

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    Unpaid overtime in Britain has been excessive. The article measures the contribution of unpaid overtime in relation to UK industries economic output (Gross Value Added-GVA) for the period 2002-2012, using the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS-Blue Book), capturing the different patterns before and after the 2007-8 crisis. Measuring unpaid overtime?s contribution and the other parts of working day has important implication on labour?s remuneration. The paper adopts an out-put-based approach evaluation of unpaid labour. A decomposed working day is therefore examined by employing statistical regression methods (Pooled OLS,LASSO and FGLS) to account for unpaid overtime?s contribution to the UK industries? output (GVA). The results display a strong link between unpaid overtime and GVA, and particularly its post-crisis contribution to GVA is significant in contrast to the weak pre-crisis relationship.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherCentre for Applied Finance and Economics (CAFE), Birmingham City Business School, Birmingham City University
    Number of pages39
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 6 Jun 2021


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