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Work Absence in Europe, Leo Bonato, Lusine Lusinyan

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Abstract
Work absence is an important part of the individual decision on actual working hours. This paper focuses on sickness absence in Europe and develops a stylized model where absence is part of the labor-leisure decision made by workers and the production decision made by profit-maximizing firms, with insurance provisions and labor market institutions affecting the costs of absence. The results from a panel of 18 European countries indicate that absence is increased by generous insurance schemes where employers bear little responsibility for their costs. Shorter working hours reduce absence, but flexible working arrangements are preferable if labor supply erosion is a concern
Table Of Contents
""Content""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. THE FACTS""; ""III. THE MODEL""; ""IV. ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS""; ""V. CONCLUSIONS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS""; ""DATA AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS""; ""SICKNESS BENEFITS IN EUROPE""; ""REFERENCES""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
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Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (45 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781282050907

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