GRIPS 政策研究センター Policy Research Center


2012/9/21 Report No:12-09

Does working with spouses make teams more productive? A field experiment in India using NREGA

  • Alistair Munro政策研究大学院大学
  • Arjan VerschoorSchool of Development Studies, University of East Anglia
  • Amaresh DubeyCentre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University
分野 経済学
言語 英語

An important question in labour economics is whether the presence in a work environment of friends or relations lowers or raises productivity. We examine the question using evidence from a simple field experiment in Uttar Pradesh, India with married wives and husbands. Teams of four are engaged to dig soil under the NREGA programme. In one treatment husbands and wives work together; in the other treatment they work in separate teams. We find that working with spouses is associated with significantly higher productivity.

キーワード household experiment; India; NREGA; labour productivity
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