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Last Published October 28, 2019 01:26 PM January 18, 2024 03:02 PM
Study Withdrawn No
Final Sample Size: Number of Clusters (Unit of Randomization) 1871 workers
Was attrition correlated with treatment status? Yes
Final Sample Size: Total Number of Observations 1871 workers
Final Sample Size (or Number of Clusters) by Treatment Arms 916 workers in treatment, 955 in control
Is there a restricted access data set available on request? Yes
Restricted Data Contact [email protected]
Program Files Yes
Program Files URL
Data Collection Completion Date November 30, 2016
Is data available for public use? No
Keyword(s) Firms And Productivity, Labor Firms And Productivity, Labor
Building on Existing Work No
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Paper Abstract Enabling worker voice could improve worker retention and effort by providing workers the chance to improve their situation or an outlet to express discontent. We provide a test of this hypothesis via a randomised controlled trial in Indian garment factories. Just after what proved to be a disappointing wage hike, workers were chosen at random to participate in an anonymous survey in which they were asked for feedback on job conditions, supervisor performance and overall job satisfaction. Enabling voice in this manner reduced turnover and absenteeism after the hike, particularly for the most disappointed workers.
Paper Citation Adhvaryu, A., Molina, T., & Nyshadham, A. (2022). Expectations, Wage Hikes and Worker Voice. The Economic Journal, 132(645), 1978-1993.
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