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Unpublished Paper
Climate Change and Occupational Health: Are There Limits to Our Ability to Adapt?
Upjohn Institute Working Papers
  • Marcus Dillender, W.E. Upjohn Institute
Year
2019
Series
Upjohn Institute working paper ; 19-299
**Published Version**
Forthcoming in the Journal of Human Resources
DOI
10.17848/wp19-299
Abstract

This study considers the relationship between temperature and occupational health. The results indicate that both high and low temperatures increase injury rates and that high temperatures have more severe adverse effects in warmer climates, which suggests that avoiding the adverse effects of high temperatures may be easier for workers when hot days are rarer. While research on the effect of temperature on mortality finds substantial capacity for adaption with current technology, the results presented here suggest that outdoor workers face challenges in adapting to high temperatures.

Issue Date
February 2019
Citation Information
Dillender, Marcus. 2019. "Climate Change and Occupational Health: Are There Limits to Our Ability to Adapt?" Upjohn Institute Working Paper 19-299. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.