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Report on a pilot study of worker productivity in relation to housing conditions

Leland Smith Burns

Report on a pilot study of worker productivity in relation to housing conditions

by Leland Smith Burns

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Published by University of California in Los Angeles .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Labor productivity -- United States,
    • Housing -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesPilot study of worker productivity in relation to housing conditions.
      Statementprepared by Leland S. Burns with the assistance of Cecil B. Thompson and B. Khing Tjioe.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC110.L3 B87 1965
      The Physical Object
      Pagination54 leaves :
      Number of Pages54
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3996117M
      LC Control Number2001337844
      OCLC/WorldCa21810511

        The Hawthorne experiments were originally designed by the National Research Council to study the effect of shop-floor lighting on worker productivity at a .   A recent study of low-wage workers in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City found that employers often violated minimum-wage and overtime-pay laws. Nearly one in five black workers ( percent) were paid below the legal minimum wage, and nearly two-thirds ( percent) were not paid the proper wage rate for overtime work (Bernhardt et al.

      The magnitude of the relationship between education and health varies across conditions, but is generally large. An additional four years of education lowers five-year mortality by percentage points; it also reduces the risk of heart disease by percentage points, and the risk of diabetes by percentage points. Executive summary . v Abbreviations and acronyms.

        Study of pilot at New Zealand firm finds staff were happier and 20% more productive Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent Tue 19 Feb . Basic income, also called universal basic income (UBI), citizen's income, citizen's basic income, basic income guarantee, basic living stipend, guaranteed annual income, or universal demogrant, is a theoretical governmental public program for a periodic payment delivered to all citizens of a given population without a means test or work requirement.


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Such was the case in the Productivity Improvement project. Abstract. The indoor temperature can be controlled with different levels of accuracy depending on the building and its HVAC system. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential productivity benefits of improved temperature control, and to apply the information for a cost-benefit analyses of night-time ventilative cooling, which is a very energy efficient method of reducing indoor.

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In addition, the study. Productivity. According to Virginie Perotin's research which looked at two decades worth of international data, worker cooperatives are more productive than conventional businesses.

Another study of worker cooperatives in Italy, the UK, and France found “positive” relationships with productivity. A study by West as cited by Heerwagen () evaluated the effects of light on health by evaluating prison inmates with different window views.

He found that inmates with windows facing a meadow or mountains had significantly lower rates of stress-related sick calls than inmates with a view of the prison courtyard and buildings.

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= Units ÷ work-hours = (Total output) ÷ (Total work-hours)”2 “Productivity is measured generally by the output per hour of input.”3 “Productivity: [A] relative measure of labor efficiency, either good or bad, when compared to an established base or norm as determined from an area of great experience.

Working conditions are at the core of paid work and employment relationships. Generally speaking, working conditions cover a broad range of topics and issues, from working time (hours of work, rest periods, and work schedules) to remuneration, as well as the physical conditions and mental demands that exist in the workplace.

Productivity in a coalmine or factory assembly line can be linked to hours worked and eight-hour shifts make sense in this context, but knowledge work. “Indoors” is the place of escape from extremes of temperature, humidity, and environmental conditions and from exposure to some pollutants found in the “outdoors.” It is the place where rest, relaxation, and the general welfare afforded by bodily comforts are sought.

It is known that attempts to reduce energy consumption in buildings can affect the quality of indoor environments. Heat-related productivity loss: benefits derived by working in the shade or work-time shifting Marco Morabito, Alessandro Messeri, Alfonso Crisci, Junzhe Bao, Rui Ma, Simone Orlandini, Cunrui Huang, Tord Kjellstrom.

Agricultural workers represent an important part of the population exposed to high heat-related health and productivity risks. Unions have a substantial impact on the compensation and work lives of both unionized and non-unionized workers. This report presents current data on unions&#; effect on wages, fringe benefits, total compensation, pay inequality, and workplace protections.

Some of the conclusions are: Unions raise wages of unionized workers by roughly 20% and raise compensation, including both. performance like training and development opportunities, working conditions, worker-employer relationship, job security and company over all policies and procedures for rewarding employees.

Among the factors that affect employee performance, motivation that comes with rewards is of utmost importance (Carraher, Gibbson & Buckley, ). However, work physiological and ergonomic studies indicate that muscular overload results in fatigue (i.e., decrease in work capacity) and may reduce productivity and quality of work.

The prevention of muscular overload may be directed to the work content, the work environment and the worker. Productivity is the key source of economic growth and competitiveness. A country’s ability to improve its standard of living depends almost entirely on its ability to raise its output per worker.Studies performed by IHPS help inform decision-makers in both private and public health sectors on issues related to the health and productivity cost burden of certain health risk factors and common disease conditions, and the impact that innovative health, safety and productivity management programs have on medical, safety, and productivity.1.

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