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The Role of Employees' Age for the Relation between Job Autonomy and Sickness Absence

Christian Grund and Maike Rubin ()
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Maike Rubin: RWTH Aachen University

No 13945, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: We investigate whether job autonomy is associated with employees' sickness absence. We can make use of the representative German Study of Mental Health at Work data. In line with our theoretical considerations, we do find evidence for an inverse relation between employees' job autonomy and days of sickness absence. This relation is only weakly mediated by job satisfaction and particularly relevant for more senior employees.

Keywords: job satisfaction; job autonomy; age; sickness absence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J81 M12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2020-12
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-eur, nep-hea, nep-hrm and nep-lab
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Published - published in: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2021, 63 (9), 800-807.

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