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The Impact of Temperature on Productivity and Labor Supply: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing

E. Somanathan (), Rohini Somanathan (), Anant Sudarsan () and Meenu Tewari
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Abstract: This paper shows that high temperatures may reduce manufactur- ing output by lowering worker productivity via heat stress. Using an annual panel of manufacturing plants in India, and daily primary micro- data from case-study rms, we nd that (i) output in labor-intensive settings decreases at high temperatures by about 3 percent per degree Celsius (ii) workplace climate control may enable adaptation and (iii) sustained heat may reduce worker attendance.

Keywords: Indian manufacturing; temperatures; labour intensive; climate; workplace; worker attendance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-12
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