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


  • Wells, Curt

    (Department of Economics, Lund University)

  • Edgerton, David

    () (Department of Economics, Lund University)

  • Kruse, Agneta

    () (Department of Economics, Lund University)


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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  • Wells, Curt & Edgerton, David & Kruse, Agneta, 2004. "An Analysis of Sick Leave in Sweden using Panel Data 1985-1997," Working Papers 2004:3, Lund University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:lunewp:2004_003

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

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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