Sick listing—Partly a family phenomenon?
AbstractBeing sick listed is not always identical to being ill; it is rather a behaviour associated with illness. In this paper we have analysed whether there is a higher risk of becoming sick listed if a family member has been sick listed earlier—partly a family phenomenon. This aspect of sick listing has never been investigated before. Our results indicate that an individual's risk of being sick listed in 2007 was higher if he/she had family members who had been sick listed in 2006. This may be a sign for an existing “sick listing culture”—social norms within families.
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Sick listing; Social norms; Family members; Family phenomenon;
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