Investigating scheduling of work: A two-stage optimal matching analysis of workdays and workweeks
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A
US : John Wiley & Sons
349 - 368 p.
Cost, Optimal matching, Time use, Work time, Work schedule, Two-stage optimal
We study the scheduling of work by using optimal matching analysis. We show that optimal matching can be adapted to the number of periodicities and theoretical concerns of the topic by adjusting its costs and parameters. Optimal matching is applied at two stages to define workdays and workweeks at the first and second stage respectively. There were five types of workdays and seven types of workweeks in the UK between 2000 and 2001. Standard workdays represented just over a half of workdays and standard workweeks constituted one in four workweeks. There were three types of part-time workweeks.