Labor Drops: Experimental Evidence on the Return to Additional Labor in Microenterprises

Researchers:
David McKenzie
Suresh De Mel
Fieldwork by:
Location:
Colombo, Kandy, and the Galle-Matara areas of Sri Lanka
Sample:
1533 Firms
Timeline:
2008 - 2014
Target group:
  • Self-employed and microentrepreneurs
  • Workers
Outcome of interest:
  • Earnings and income
  • Employment
  • Firm survival and sustainability
  • Productivity
  • Profits/revenues
Intervention type:
  • Subsidies

De Mel, Suresh, David McKenzie, and Christopher Woodruff. 2019. "Labor Drops: Experimental Evidence on the Return to Additional Labor in Microenterprises." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics  11 (1): 202–235.