The individual cost of sick leave
By Markussen, Simen
Journal of Population Economics, Vol 25(4), 1287-1306
|| This paper aims to estimate the causal effect of sick leave on
subsequent earnings and employment, using an administrative dataset for
Norway. To obtain experiment-like variation in sick leave among otherwise
similar workers, the leniency of these workers’ physicians—certifying sickness
absences - is used as an instrumental variable for sick leave. A 1 percentage
point increase in a worker’s sick leave rate is found to reduce his earnings by
1.2% 2 years later. Around half of the reduction in earnings can be explained
by a reduction of 0.5 percentage points in the probability of being employed.
|| J22 · J31 · J71
|| Sickness absence · Wage formation · IV estimation
1134 A viable welfare state |
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