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Title:Lohnfortzahlung und Krankenstand PDF Logo
Authors:Boss, Alfred
Issue Date:1999
Series/Report no.:Kiel Working Papers 935
Abstract:Sickness benefit ineome reduces an employee's opportunity costs of absence from work. In the Federal Republic of Germany the institutional arrangement was changed several times during the 1951-1998 period. This paper investigates the effects on sick leave behavior. According to the empirical analysis, moral hazard is a serious problem in Germany. The paper discusses some institutional changes which would significantly reduce moral hazard.
JEL:I18
I38
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Kieler Arbeitspapiere, IfW
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