Environmental Economics

Hours of Work, Labor Productivity, and Environmental Conditions: A Case Study

In this paper, the productivity changes and consequent earnings adjustments that occur under differing work conditions for 17 individual citrus pickers in southern California are assessed. Interest is centered upon the acute effects of two environmental factors, ambient ozone (O3) and ambient temperature, upon the daily work performance of these individuals. Since each individual is separately analyzed, the host of plausible confounding influences (e.g., experience, biological endowments, health histories, etc.) to which one must devote attention when dealing with the fictional "representative" individual are relevant here only insofar as they change within the short time periods being considered.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Productivity
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Other
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    a. Air - Other
    Authors:
    Crocker, Thomas D.
    Horst, Jr., Robert L.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
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    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Methodology Development & Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0287
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Wyoming, University ofAddress:
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and DevelopmentAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    Number of Pages:
    55
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    Date Linked: 08/25/2017