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Krankheitsbedingte Fehlzeiten, Belastungen und Einstellungen zur Erwerbsarbeit im internationalen Vergleich



In all high industrialized nations there are ongoing debates about the future of work, the welfare state, value-change and the economic situation. The arguments are quite similar. Dominant key words in these discussions are globalization, moral of work, international competitiveness, absenteeism, days of illness and questions concerning costs. The welfare state of the past and the present is under disposal. Dismantling or modification are the controversial positions. Until now all or even most of the debates are based on data which are poor, heterogenous, isolated and used selectively. In our analysis we present and discuss a broad empirical based comparison of the development of attitudes towards work. Furthermore stress and absenteeism will be taken into the focus. The period of time of our study covers the last 20 years. The nations included are the Federal Republic of Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Japan and the USA.

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  • Martin Pfaff & Dieter Jaufmann, 2000. "Krankheitsbedingte Fehlzeiten, Belastungen und Einstellungen zur Erwerbsarbeit im internationalen Vergleich," Discussion Paper Series 194, Universitaet Augsburg, Institute for Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:aug:augsbe:0194

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    1. Heinz Lampert, 1998. "Die Zukunft des Sozialstaates Deutschland - Elemente einer Reformstrategie," Discussion Paper Series 176, Universitaet Augsburg, Institute for Economics.
    2. Grundemann, R.M.W. & de Winter, C.R. & Smulders, P.G.W., 1994. "Absenteeism in the European Union," Papers 94/29, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and -.
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    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • F00 - International Economics - - General - - - General
    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries

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