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dc.contributor.authorFahr, Renéen_US
dc.contributor.authorFrick, Bernden_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:21:32Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:21:32Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34259-
dc.description.abstractAlthough an inverse relationship between sickness absence and unemployment has been documented in a number of studies using either quarterly or annual data from different countries with varying institutional frameworks, it is not yet clear whether this empirical regularity is due to changes in the individual costs of absence when unemployment increases (incentive effect) or, alternatively, to changes in the composition of the workforce over the business cycle (selection effect). In order to provide evidence to evaluate the relative importance of both effects we first investigate the effects of changes in the unemployment benefit entitlement system with monthly absence data for East and West Germany for the years 1991-2004. Second, we analyze the impact of differences in the costs of unemployment on the annual absence rates of workers in different sickness insurance funds using state-level annual absence rates for the years 1993-2004. We find clear evidence in favor of an incentive effect.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3171en_US
dc.subject.jelJ63en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAbsenteeismen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordselection effecten_US
dc.subject.keywordincentive effecten_US
dc.subject.keywordnatural experimenten_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbsunfähigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwFehlzeiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwÖkonomischer Anreizen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosenversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnfortzahlungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleOn the inverse relationship between unemployment and absenteeism: evidence from natural experiments and worker heterogeneityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn551074744en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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