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The impact of worker’s age on the consequences of occupational accidents: empirical evidence using Spanish data

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  • Bande, Roberto
  • López-Mourelo, Elva

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This paper examines the impact of worker’s age on the consequences of occupational injuries. Using data from the Spanish Statistics on Accidents at Work for 2004-2010, a multinomial model is estimated in order to analyse the impact of the age on the probability of suffering a severe or fatal accident. Further, a duration model is used to assess the effect of worker’s age on the length of sick leave caused by occupational injuries. The analysis shows that the probability of suffering a severe or fatal accident, as well as the duration of the sick leave, increases with the worker’s age once personal, job, and accident characteristics are controlled for. From a policy perspective, the results point out that decisions about delaying the retirement age require additional measures, such as the occupational reallocation of these older workers towards tasks with lower incidence rates, in order to minimise these effects

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 53097.

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Date of creation: 2014
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Keywords: occupational accidents; ageing; sick leave;

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