Publication: Productivity and Health: Alternative Productivity Estimates Using Physical Activity
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.
“Akogun, Oladele; Dillon, Andrew; Friedman, Jed; Prasann, Ashesh; Serneels, Pieter. 2017. Productivity and Health; Productivity and Health: Alternative Productivity Estimates Using Physical Activity : Alternative Productivity Estimates Using Physical Activity. Policy Research Working Paper;No. 8228. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/28612?show=full License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”
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