This paper studies the formation of labor contracts designed by an employer addressing two populations of employees that differ by the distance between their home and the workplace, against the background of increasing transportation costs. Labor legislation allows for different wage-hour contracts but prohibits explicit contract discrimination, allowing workers the freedom to choose which contract they prefer. Under these assumptions, the model reveals the effect of differences in the cost and duration of transportation on the wages and work schedules chosen by the employer, and on the required workforce of the two categories.
CONTENSOU, F. et VRANCEANU, R. (2024). Contrats de travail et emploi dans un modèle ville-périphérie. Revue Economique, In press(7), pp. 88-118.