Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68082
Authors: 
Green, Francis
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Department of Economics Discussion Paper, University of Kent 02,07
Abstract: 
Effort-biased technological change and other explanations for work intensification are investigated. It is hypothesised that technological and organizational changes are one important source of work intensification and supportive evidence is found using establishment data for Britain in the 1990s. Work intensification has also been stimulated by the use of high-commitment human resource policies. A reduction in union power, and a rise in the use of temporary agency workers and contractors, were positively associated with work intensification; however, their impact during the 1990s was comparatively modest.
Subjects: 
Labour supply
work effort
work intensity
wages
technical change
work organisation
unions
high commitment policies
incentives
JEL: 
J22
J33
J51
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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