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Alcohol Consumption and Sickness Absence: Evidence from Panel Data

Edvard Johansson (), Petri Böckerman () and Antti Uutela

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Abstract: This paper examines the relationship between alcohol consumption and sickness absence. We use regional panel data from Finland over the period 1993-2005. The data on individuals’ health that we are using originates from Health Behaviour and Health among the Finnish Population conducted by the National Public Health Institute. The results show that alcohol consumption is associated with sickness absence, and particularly so for men. Therefore, the earlier aggregate time-series evidence from Sweden is largely confirmed in a regional panel data setting.

Keywords: Alcohol consumption; sickness absence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007-12-19
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