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    Author(s): Charles H. Wolf
    Date: 1974
    Source: Res. Pap. NE-291. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    An attendance bonus paid by a wood processing firm was studied to determine its effectiveness in reducing absenteeism. Employees were divided into permanent and short-term groups, and their response to the bonus was studied, using non-parametric tests. The evidence suggested that the incentive favorably influenced the work attendance of only the permanent group. Recommendations are made for future research.

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    Wolf, Charles H. 1974. The effect of monetary incentives on absenteeism: a case study. Res. Pap. NE-291. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.

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