The Productivity of Working Hours

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John Pencavel;
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Subject: output | productivity | working hours | J22 | productivity, output, working hours, women workers | J24 | N34 | women workers
    • ddc: ddc:330
      jel: jel:J24 | jel:J22 | jel:N34

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 d... View more
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    Vernon, Horace Middleton, Industrial Fatigue and Efficiency, Routledge, London, 1921.

    Woollacott, Angela, On Her Their Lives Depend: Munitions Workers in the Great War, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1994.

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