The Effect of Elevated Particulate Matter Levels on Short-Term Labor Supply In Indonesia

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The Effect of Elevated Particulate Matter Levels on Short-Term Labor Supply In Indonesia

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Title: The Effect of Elevated Particulate Matter Levels on Short-Term Labor Supply In Indonesia
Author: Robertson, Simon
Advisor: Cichello, Paul
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Economics
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: The 1997 forest fires in Indonesia decreased air quality and raised particulate matter levels. This event, in turn, may have affected labor supply through short-term health effects. Using data from the Indonesian Family Life Survey and NASA’s TOMS satellite readings, this paper seeks to quantify this labor supply effect on working adults. The exogenous variation in pollution levels due to the smoke haze allow for a detailed country-wide analysis not previously seen in the literature.
Subject: Labor supply -- Effect of air pollution on -- Indonesia
Subject: Air pollution -- Economic aspects -- Indonesia
Subject: Forest fires -- Economic aspects -- Indonesia
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/9086

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Robertson, Simon. "The Effect of Elevated Particulate Matter Levels on Short-Term Labor Supply In Indonesia". 2012. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/9086.

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