Work Environment and Individual Background: Explaining Regional Shirking Differential in a Large Italian Firm

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dc.contributor.author ICHINO, Andrea en
dc.contributor.author MAGGI, Giovanni en
dc.date.accessioned 2005-12-20T12:51:27Z
dc.date.available 2005-12-20T12:51:27Z
dc.date.created 2000 en
dc.date.issued 2000 en
dc.identifier.citation The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2000, 115, 3, 1057-1090 en
dc.identifier.issn 0033-5533
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/3863
dc.description.abstract The prevalence of shirking within a large Italian bank appears to be characterized by significant regional differentials. In particular, absenteeism and misconduct episodes are substantially more prevalent in the south. We consider a number of potential explanations for this fact: different individual backgrounds; group-interaction effects; sorting of workers across regions; differences in local attributes; different hiring policies; and discrimination against southern workers. Our analysis suggests that individual backgrounds, group-interaction effects, and sorting effects contribute to explaining the north-south shirking differential. None of the other explanations appears to be of first-order importance. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartof The Quarterly Journal of Economics
dc.title Work Environment and Individual Background: Explaining Regional Shirking Differential in a Large Italian Firm en
dc.type Article en
dc.neeo.contributor ICHINO|Andrea|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor MAGGI|Giovanni|aut|
dc.identifier.volume 115
dc.identifier.startpage 1057
dc.identifier.endpage 1090


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