CREB - Center for Research in Economics and Business

Incentivizing Attendance in Production Teams

Project members:
Theresa Chaudhry, Lahore School of Economics
Zunia Tirmazee, Lahore School of Economics
Muhammad Haseeb, University of Warwick
Christopher Woodruff, University of Oxford


The project has been developed under the firm capabilities programme of the International Growth Centre (IGC). They have attempted to test whether short-term financial incentives can be used to decrease worker absenteeism in one of Gujrat’s leading fan factories. In 2012 -2013, they piloted attendance incentive schemes on a sample of production teams. Comparing the attendance records of the teams offered the group-based incentive to a control group, they are finding that the group-based incentive bonus increased the number of days that an announced attendance target was met.

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