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dc.contributor.authorGoerke, Laszloen_US
dc.contributor.authorPannenberg, Markusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-13T11:20:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-13T11:20:32Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62333-
dc.description.abstractIn 1996, statutory sick pay was reduced for private sector workers in Germany. Using the empirical observation that trade union members are dismissed less often than non-members, we construct a model to predict how absence behaviour will respond to the sick pay reform. We show that union members may have stronger incentives to be absent and to react to the cut in sick pay. In the empirical investigation, we find a positive relationship between trade union membership and absence due to sickness and observe more pronounced reactions to the cut in sick pay among union members than among non-members. These findings suggest that more flexibility in the use of paid absence due to sickness constitutes a private gain from trade union membership.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 470en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.jelJ51en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddifference-in-differencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsickness-related absenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordSocio-Economic Panel (SOEP)en_US
dc.subject.keywordstatutory sick payen_US
dc.subject.keywordtrade union membershipen_US
dc.titleTrade union membership and sickness absence: Evidence from a sick pay reformen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn722920369en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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