De Paola, Maria (2008): Absenteeism and Peer Interaction Effects: Evidence from an Italian Public Institute.
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Using microdata on a sample of about 350 workers, employed at an Italian public institute, we explain individual absence rates both considering variables that may be related to health conditions and to variables that may suggest shirking behaviour. Among these variables we especially focus our attention on the influence produced by the behaviour of randomly assigned peers. To handle reflection problems we use the proportion of females in the peer group as instrument of peer absence behaviour. From Two-Stage least square estimates it emerges that social and group interactions play an important role in shaping individual absence behaviour.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Absenteeism and Peer Interaction Effects: Evidence from an Italian Public Institute|
|English Title:||Absenteeism and Peer Interaction Effects: Evidence from an Italian Public Institute|
|Keywords:||Absenteeism, Shirking, Peer Effects|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J22 - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M5 - Personnel Economics > M50 - General
|Depositing User:||Maria De Paola|
|Date Deposited:||08. Nov 2008 15:08|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 08:00|
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