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The effect of working conditions on teachers'sickness absence

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This paper investigates the effect of working conditions on the amount of teachers'sickness absence in Norway. Exploiting intertemporal variation within teachers who have not changed schools, the findings indicate that teachers lower their amount of sickness absence if the school's resource use increases. Increased workload and permanent employment contract are associated with higher sickness absence. When stratifying on teachers'age, increased workload appears to have a larger impact on old teachers.

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  • Marte Rønning, 2012. "The effect of working conditions on teachers'sickness absence," Discussion Papers 684, Statistics Norway, Research Department.
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    Keywords

    Teachers; absence; working conditions;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy

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