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  • Working time policy in France
Author
  • Pierre Boisard
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  • Working time has always been considered in France to be an area of responsibility for the State. TheActs on the 35-hour working week come therefore from a long tradition of State intervention toregulate employment and working conditions. This particular configuration is not found in otherEuropean countries.In this paper is presented the French specificity: a work sharing logic supported by the State. The aimat generating employment through a legal reduction of working time brought the government to drawup an extremely complex set of Acts. These one are not restricted to defining legal work duration;they also advocate reductions in social contributions and give a precise framework to negotiatecollective agreements.A synthesis of the consequences of the 35-hour Act shows that the effects on employment are limited(creation of 300,000 jobs), that social relations did not improve and that inequalities amongemployees were accentuated
  • réduction du temps de travail, intervention de l'État, négociation collective, créationd'emplois, conditions de vie et de travail, partage du travail, semaine de 35 heures
  • RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00400703_v1
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