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Sickness Absence over the Business Cycle

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  • Askildsen, J.E.
  • Bratberg, E.
  • Nilsen, O.A.

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Sick leaves may vary over the business cycle due to disciplining effects or changes in labour force composition. The latter hypothesis maintains that sickness may be pro-cyclical due to employment of "marginal" workers with poorer health whrn demand increases.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bergen in its series Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen with number 0400.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:fth:bereco:0400

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Keywords: UNEMPLOYMENT ; BENEFIT PLANS ; ABSENTEEISM;

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Cited by:
  1. Hesselius, Patrik, 2007. "Does sickness absence increase the risk of unemployment?," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 288-310, April.
  2. Matthias Weiss, 2008. "Sick Leave and the Composition of Work Teams," MEA discussion paper series 07149, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.
  3. Hesselius, Patrik, 2003. "Does Sick Absence Increase the Risk of Unemployment?," Working Paper Series 2003:15, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.

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