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dc.contributor.authorBoone, Janen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Ours, Jan C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:19:03Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:19:03Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21061-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a theory and an empirical investigation on cyclical fluctuations in workplace accidents. The theory is based on the idea that reporting an accident dents the reputation of a worker and raises the probability that he is fired. Therefore a country with a high or an increasing unemployment rate has a low (reported) workplace accident rate. Theempirical investigation concerns workplace accidents in OECD countries. The analysis confirms that workplace accident rates are inversely related to both the level of unemployment and the change in unemployment. Furthermore, fatal accident rated do not fluctuate over the cycle. We conclude that our empirical analysis is in line with our theory: cyclical fluctuations in workplace accidents have to do with reporting behavior of workers and not with changes in workplace safety.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x627en_US
dc.subject.jelJ28en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordworkplace accidentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsunfallen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwZeitreihenanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.titleCyclical Fluctuations in Workplace Accidentsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn846219891en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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