Böckerman, Petri and Laukkanen, Erkki (2008): What makes you work while you are sick? Evidence from a survey of union members.
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We examine the prevalence of sickness absenteeism and presenteeism, using survey data covering 725 Finnish union members in 2008. Controlling for worker characteristics, we find that sickness presenteeism is much more sensitive to working-time arrangements than sickness absenteeism. Permanent full-time work, mismatch between desired and actual working hours, shift or period work and overlong working weeks increase the prevalence of sickness presenteeism. We also find an interesting trade-off between two sickness categories: regular overtime decreases sickness absenteeism, but increases sickness presenteeism. Furthermore, the adoption of three days’ paid sickness absence without a sickness certificate and the easing of efficiency demands decrease sickness presenteeism.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||What makes you work while you are sick? Evidence from a survey of union members|
|Keywords:||absenteeism, presenteeism, working-time arrangements|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J28 - Safety ; Job Satisfaction ; Related Public Policy
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I10 - General
|Depositing User:||Petri Böckerman|
|Date Deposited:||18. Sep 2008 11:26|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 21:17|
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