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piece rate

[′pēs ‚rāt]
(industrial engineering)
Wages paid per unit of production.
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In the last chapter, Heywood and Patrick O'Halloran, analyzing data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, report results similar to those provided by Jirjahn and Stephan, suggesting that piece rates and commissions reduce racial earnings disparities.
In recent years, a large literature both in psychology and economics has shown that extrinsic incentives such as piece rates may generate important interaction effects with subjects' intrinsic motivation to perform a task, leading to a potential crowding-out of intrinsic motivation, and, possibly, a performance reduction (Deci, Koestner, and Ryan 1999; Gneezy, Meier, and Rey-Biel 2011).
The payment was on piece rates and there was no worker employer relationship.
In fact, piece rates and child labour are completely for the benefit of the employer than for the poor family but it is always projected the other way, according to experts.
Incentive schemes such as promotions, merit pay, and piece rates are based on different performance measures.
In addition, for production workers, changes away from piece rates enhance the new workers' attitudes toward teamwork and collaboration.
Standard Mail Nonprofit Enhanced Carrier Route Current Letters Per Piece Rates For pieces 3.
She shows how such shipyard factors as periodic unemployment, the physical structure of the yards themselves, and a variety of systems of compensation (including piece rates and bonuses) undercut workplace solidarities.
And if his hourly employees beat his subs' piece rates, he comes out ahead.
The determinants of individual piece rates are discussed in four broad areas: monitoring, job security and tenure, the product market and the industrial relations climate.
Of course, I was just a child and knew nothing of long hours, of breaks that were timed, standing on your feet for eight to ten hours a day, overwhelming heat in the summer, freezing cold in the winter, and piece rates.