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Resultat
Rapport
2012

Worried sick? Worker responses to organizational turmoil

Bidragsytere:
  • Espen Bratberg og
  • Karin Monstad

Utgiver/serie

Utgiver

Insitutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen

Om resultatet

Rapport
Publiseringsår: 2012
Antall sider: 28

Finansiering

  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 187912
  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 199832

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Tittel

Worried sick? Worker responses to organizational turmoil

Sammendrag

Sickness absence has risen over the past years in Norway. One explanation put forward is that a tougher labor market represents a health hazard, while a competing hypothesis predicts that loss of job security works as a disciplinary device. In this analysis we aim to trace a causal impact of organizational turmoil or job insecurity on sickness absence, applying a difference-in-difference approach. Utilizing a negative financial shock that hit specific employers and workplaces, we find that sickness absence decreased considerably in the following year. The decrease is substantially larger among male than among female employees, and stronger for days of sickness absence than for its incidence.

Bidragsytere

Espen Bratberg

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for økonomi ved Universitetet i Bergen

Karin Monstad

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved NORCE Samfunn ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
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