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Replication data for: The Effect of Shift Structure on Performance

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  • Brachet, Tanguy
  • David, Guy
  • Drechsler, Andrea M.
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  • Abstract

    The effect of shift structure on worker performance and productivity is of increasing interest to firms and regulatory bodies. Using approximately 743,000 emergency medical incidents attended by 2,381 paramedics in Mississippi, we evaluate the extent that paramedics' performance toward the end of shifts is impacted by shift length. We find evidence that performance deteriorates toward the end of long shifts, and argue that fatigue is the mediating factor. Our calculations imply that such deterioration may result in a 0.76 percent increase in 30-day mortality. These findings have implications for workforce organization, calling attention to regulation designed to limit extended work hours. (JEL J22, J24, J28, J45, M12)
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    DOI: 10.1257/app.4.2.219 (Text)
  • Brachet, Tanguy, Guy David, and Andrea M Drechsler. “The Effect of Shift Structure on Performance.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4, no. 2 (April 2012): 219–46.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.4.2.219 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-06-08 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-06-08

Brachet, Tanguy; David, Guy; Drechsler, Andrea M. (2012): Replication data for: The Effect of Shift Structure on Performance. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.