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dc.contributor.authorHesselius, Patriken_US
dc.contributor.authorJohansson, Peren_US
dc.contributor.authorNilsson, Peteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:51:05Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:51:05Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090209305en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35373-
dc.description.abstractWe utilize a large-scale randomized social experiment to identify how coworkers affect each other's effort as measured by work absence. The experiment altered the work absence incentives for half of all employees living in Göteborg, Sweden. Using administrative data we are able to recover the treatment status of all workers in more than 3,000 workplaces. We first document that employees in workplaces with a high proportion treated coworkers increase their own absence level significantly. We then examine the heterogeneity of the treatment effect in order to explore what mechanisms are underlying the peer effect. While a strong effect of having a high proportion of treated coworkers is found for the nontreated workers, no significant effects are found for the treated workers. These results suggest that pure altruistic social preferences can be ruled out as the main motivator for the behaviour of a nonnegligible proportion of the employees in our sample.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3960en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSocial interactionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordemployer employee dataen_US
dc.subject.keywordwork absenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordfairnessen_US
dc.subject.keywordreciprocal preferencesen_US
dc.subject.stwFehlzeiten_US
dc.subject.stwDaueren_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Normen_US
dc.subject.stwKrankheiten_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleSick of your colleagues' absence?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn591447525en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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