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Part-Time Sick Leave as a Treatment Method?

Andrén D and Andrén T
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Thomas Andrén () and Daniela Andrén ()

Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers from HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York

Abstract: This paper analyzes the effects of being on part-time sick leave compared to full-time sick leave on the probability of recovering (i.e., returning to work with full recovery of lost work capacity). Using a discrete choice one-factor model, we estimate mean treatment parameters and distributional treatment parameters from a common set of structural parameters. Our results show that part-time sick leave increases the likelihood of recovering and dominates full-time sick leave for sickness spells of 150 days or longer. For these long spells, the probability of recovering increases by 10 percentage points.

Keywords: part-time sick leave; selection; unobserved heterogeneity; treatment effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 J21 J28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dcm, nep-hea, nep-lab and nep-ltv
Date: 2009-01
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