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Sickness Absence over the Business Cycle

Jan Erik Askildsen, Espen Bratberg () and Øivind Nilsen ()

Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen from Department of Economics, University of Bergen

Abstract: Sick leaves may vary over the business cycle due to disciplining effects or changes in labour force composition. The latter hypothesis maintains that sickness may be pro-cyclical due to employment of "marginal" workers with poorer health whrn demand increases.

Keywords: UNEMPLOYMENT; BENEFIT PLANS; ABSENTEEISM (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J22 J23 J38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 41 pages
Date: 2000
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