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dc.contributor.authorHolmlund, Bertilen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:53:26Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:53:26Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18866-
dc.description.abstractThe paper presents a model that allows a unified analysis of sickness absence and search unemployment. Sickness appears as random shocks to individual utility functions, interacts with individual searchand labor supply decisions and triggers movements across labor force states. The employed worker prefers absence for sufficiently severe sickness and the unemployed worker may prefer nonparticipation if the disutility of search is amplified by sickness. The decisions governing labor force transitions are influenced by social insurance benefits available for sick or unemployed workers. We examine how these benefits affect individual decisions on absence and search and the implications for employment, unemployment and nonparticipation. The normative analysis of the socially optimal benefit structure suggests that there is, in general, a case for benefit di.erentiation across states of non-work. In particular, there is a case for a benefit structure that rewards active job search.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working papers 1227en_US
dc.subject.jelJ65en_US
dc.subject.jelJ64en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsickness absenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordsearchen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordsickness benefitsen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemployment benefitsen_US
dc.subject.stwFehlzeiten_US
dc.subject.stwKrankheiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsucheen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosenversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleSickness absence and search unemploymenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn391085239en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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