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Assessing the Effect of Public Policy on Worker Absenteeism

Per Johansson () and Mårten Palme ()

Journal of Human Resources, 2002, vol. 37, issue 2, 381-409

Abstract: We analyze the effect of economic incentives on worker absenteeism, using panel data on work absence for 1990 and 1991 with a sample of 1,396 Swedish blue-collar workers. During this period Sweden implemented major reforms of both its national income replacement program for short-term sickness and income taxes. Both affected the worker's cost of missing work. Our econometric model allows for state-dependent dynamic behavior and control for unobserved heterogeneity. The latter proves to be an important consideration. We find that the cost of being absent significantly affects work absence behavior.

Date: 2002
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