Some determinants of reporting workplace accidents in France: The role of labour contract
AbstractThis article uses a unique French survey that makes it possible to explore various individual determinants of workplace accident reporting. This survey covers a representative sample of 13,000 private- sector employees. Some 10% of workers suffer at least one workplace injury each year and that only 80% report it to the social security. A multivariate analysis with sample selection shows that severity and types of injury are clear determinants of reporting. Low-educated, but with a first degree, workers and workers in large firms seem to more likely report their injuries, and managers less. In addition, workers recently hired or on probation for a permanent job and previously unemployed or on a precarious position are significantly less likely to file a claim. This result suggests that labour market conditions can influence reporting.
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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2006
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France; occupational injury; reporting.;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
- D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
- H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
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