Productivity and health : alternative productivity estimates using physical activity / Oladele Akogun (Modibbo Adama University of Technology), Andrew Dillon (Michigan State University), Jed Friedman (World Bank), Ashesh Prasann (World Bank), Pieter Serneels (University of East Anglia and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserAkogun, Oladele ; Dillon, Andrew In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Friedman, Jed In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Prasann, Ashesh ; Serneels, Pieter In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, October 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11115
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-141839 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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This paper investigates an alternative proxy for individual worker productivity in physical work settings: a direct measure of physical activity using an accelerometer. First, the paper compares worker labor outcomes, such as labor supply and daily productivity obtained from firm personnel data, with physical activity; they are strongly related. Second, the paper investigates the effect of a health intervention on physical activity, using a temporally randomized offer of malaria testing and treatment. Workers who are offered this program reallocate time from lower intensity activities in favor of higher intensity activities when they work.