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An Analysis of Sick Leave in Sweden using Panel Data 1985-1997

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  • Wells, Curt

    (Department of Economics, Lund University)

  • Edgerton, David

    ()
    (Department of Economics, Lund University)

  • Kruse, Agneta

    ()
    (Department of Economics, Lund University)

Abstract

Since the beginning of the 1990's, sick leave benefits accruing from the tax-financed Swedish social security insurance have been reduced a number of times. In this paper we use data from the survey on the Household Market and Non-market activities to estimate a fixed effects negative binomial model. We find a direct relationship between the rate of compensation and the amount of sick leave taken

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Paper provided by Lund University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2004:3.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 27 Jan 2004
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:lunewp:2004_003

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Keywords: Sick insurance; sick leave compensation; panel data; fixed effects negative binomial;

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