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Worker Valuation of Alternative Work Arrangements

How much of your wages would you be willing to give up for more control over what days and how much you work? In a new working paper, Alexandre Mas and Amanda Pallais, “Valuing Alternative Work Arrangements,” NBER Working Paper...
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Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog

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