Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96687
Authors: 
Pencavel, John H.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 8129
Abstract: 
Observations on munition workers, most of them women, are organized to examine the relationship between their output and their working hours. The relationship is nonlinear: below an hours threshold, output is proportional to hours; above a threshold, output rises at a decreasing rate as hours increase. Implications of these results for the estimation of labor supply functions are taken up. The findings also link up with current research on the effects of long working hours on accidents and injuries.
Subjects: 
working hours
output
productivity
women workers
JEL: 
J24
J22
N34
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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