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Norwegian

Organizational Change, Absenteeism, and Welfare Dependency

Authors:

Røed, Knut and Elisabeth Fevang

Year:

2007

Reference:

Journal of Human Resources

Vol. 42, No. 1, 156-193

Summary

Based on Norwegian register data, we set up a multivariate mixed proportional hazard model (MPPH) to analyze nurses’ pattern of work, sickness absence, non-employment, and social insurance dependency from 1992 to 2000, and how that pattern was affected by workplace characteristics. The model is estimated by means of the non-parametric maximum-likelihood estimator (NPMLE). We find that downsizing processes involve a significant increase in the level of sickness absence among still-employed nurses. They also cause a significant increase in the probability of entering into more long-lasting health-related social insurance dependency.

JEL:

C14, I38, J28

Keywords:

Absenteeism, hazard rate model, NPMLE

Project:

Oppdragsgiver: Arbeids- og sosialdepartementet og Finansdepartementet
Oppdragsgivers prosjektnr.:
Frisch prosjekt: 1391 - Strategic Institute Program on Labor Market and Pension Research

Contact:

knut.roed@frisch.uio.no

Financing:

Arbeids- og sosialdepartementet, Finansdepartementet, Hero