Does Sick Pay Affect Workplace Absence?
Alex Bryson () and
Dale-Olsen, Harald ()
Additional contact information
Dale-Olsen, Harald: Institute for Social Research, Oslo
No 11222, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
Higher replacement rates often imply higher levels of absenteeism, yet even in generous welfare economies, private sick pay is provided in addition to the public sick pay. Why? Using comparative workplace data for the UK and Norway we show that the higher level of absenteeism in Norway compared to UK is related to the threshold in the Norwegian public sick pay legislation. This threshold's importance is confirmed in a Regression Kinked Design (RKD) analysis on the Norwegian micro-data. Private sick pay is provided as an employer-provided non-wage benefit and when training costs are high.
Keywords: absenteeism; public sick pay; private sick pay; comparative (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H31 J22 J28 J32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur, nep-hea, nep-hrm and nep-lma
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2019, (47), 227-252
Downloads: (external link)
Working Paper: Does Sick Pay Affect Workplace Absence? (2017)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:iza:izadps:dp11222
Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
IZA, Margard Ody, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) IZA, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Holger Hinte ().