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dc.contributor.authorJohansson, Edvarden_US
dc.contributor.authorBöckerman, Petrien_US
dc.contributor.authorUutela, Anttien_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T11:29:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T11:29:08Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63950-
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherThe Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesETLA Discussion Papers, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) 1112en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAlcohol consumptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsickness absenceen_US
dc.subject.stwAlkoholkonsumen_US
dc.subject.stwKrankheiten_US
dc.subject.stwFehlzeiten_US
dc.subject.stwPanelen_US
dc.subject.stwFinnlanden_US
dc.titleAlcohol consumption and sickness absence: Evidence from panel dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn556402251en_US
dc.description.abstracttransObjective : This paper examines the relationship between alcohol consumption and sickness absence. Methods : We use regional panel data from Finland over the period 1993-2005. The data on individuals’ health that we are using originates from Health Behaviour and Health among the Finnish Population conducted by the National Public Health Institute. To control for the effect of economic conditions on the prevalence of sickness absence, we aggregate Health Behaviour and Health among the Finnish Population to the regional level. Then we link the data, using information on individuals’ residence, to the regional statistics produced by Statistics Finland. Panel data allows us to control for unobserved determinants of lifestyle behaviours associated with the region and survey year. Results : The results show that alcohol consumption is associated with sickness absence, and particularly so for men. Therefore, the earlier aggregate time-series evidence from Sweden is largely confirmed in a regional panel data setting. Conclusion : It is important to take into account the effects of alcohol consumption on sickness absence when considering the appropriate level of taxation of wines and spirits in Nordic countries.en_US
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