Family employees and absenteeism
AbstractWork effort varies greatly across employees, as evidenced by substantial differences in absence rates. Moreover, absenteeism causes sizeable output losses. Using data from the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), this paper investigates absence behaviour of family employees, i.e. workers who are employed in enterprises owned by a relative. Our estimates indicate that being a family employee instead of a regular employee in the private sector significantly reduces both the probability and duration of absence to a substantial degree.
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Absenteeism; Family employees; European Community Household Panel; Work effort;
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- Block, Jörn & Goerke, Laszlo & Millán, José María & Román, Concepción, 2014. "Family Employees and Absenteeism," IZA Discussion Papers 7936, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Laszlo Goerke & Jörn Block & Jose Maria Millan & Concepcion Roman, 2014. "Family employees and absenteeism," IAAEU Discussion Papers 201402, Institute of Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU).
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