Quotation Poyntner, Philipp, Renner, Anna Theresa, Hoffmann, Roman. 2020. Heat and construction workers’ health: a regression discontinuity approach. Heat and construction workers’ health: a regression discontinuity approach, Wien, Austria, 23.09.-23.09.


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High temperatures are associated with lower aggregate national output. One explanation put forward is heat stress on workers and temperature-related increases in mortality. In this paper, we focus on the understanding of the effect of high temperatures on occupational accidents in the construction sector. We use several microdata sets on construction sites, occupational accidents and weather in Austria to estimate the causal effect of high temperature on accidents. For identification, we also use institutional changes of laws concerning bad weather in the construction sector.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Heat and construction workers’ health: a regression discontinuity approach
Event Heat and construction workers’ health: a regression discontinuity approach
Year 2020
Date 23.09.-23.09.
Country Austria
Location Wien

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Poyntner, Philipp (Details)
External
Hoffmann, Roman (Wittgenstein Centre, Austria)
Renner, Anna Theresa (Technische Universität Wien, Austria)
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Department of Economics (Badinger) (Details)
Department of Economics (PhD) (Details)
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