Why is Absenteeism Low among Public Health Workers in Lao PDR? Yamada, Hiroyuki Sawada, Yasuyuki Luo, Xubei 2013-05-10T18:25:45Z 2013-05-10T18:25:45Z 2012-10-12
dc.description.abstract Absenteeism among public health workers is common in developing countries. Absence rates among public health workers are above 25 per cent in the five developing countries that Chaudhury et al. (N. Chaudhury, J. Hammer, M. Kremer, K. Muralidharan, and F.H. Rogers (2006) Missing in action: Teacher and health worker absence in developing countries. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 20, pp. 91–116) examined. However, the present study finds that the corresponding rate in Lao PDR is significantly lower (17%). Using a new dataset from the Lao PDR Public Expenditure Tracking Survey, we find that both extrinsic motivation and intrinsic motivation affect health centre worker behaviour: the timely payment of wages, a nonrural workplace and proximity of the workplace to hometown are factors that are negatively associated with absenteeism. en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Development Studies
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0388
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Development Studies;49(1)
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject public health workers
dc.subject public expenditure tracking survey
dc.title Why is Absenteeism Low among Public Health Workers in Lao PDR? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication 2012-08-21
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.globalpractice Social Protection and Labor
okr.globalpractice Health, Nutrition, and Population
okr.journal.nbpages 125-133
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review Lao People's Democratic Republic
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Service Management and Delivery
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor
okr.volume 49(1)
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