The price of worker reliability

Melvyn G. Coles, John G. Treble

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Worker absenteeism is costly to firms that use assembly line production processes. This paper shows why an assembly line firm may prefer to pay higher average wages and reduce sick pay entitlement relative to firms with constant returns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-155
Number of pages7
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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