Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223821
Authors: 
Marie, Olivier
Vall-Castello, Judit
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 13379
Abstract: 
We investigate the impact on work absence of a massive reduction in paid sick leave benefits. We exploit a policy change that only affected public sector workers in Spain and compare changes in the number and length of spells they take relative to unaffected private sector workers. Our results highlight a large drop in frequency mostly offset by increases in average duration. Overall, the policy did reduce number of days lost to sick leave. For some, however, return to work may have been premature as we document huge increases in both the proportion of relapses and working accidents rates.
Subjects: 
sickness insurance
paid sick leave
absenteeism
presenteeism
relapses contagious diseases
benefit displacement
working accidents
negative externalities
Spain
COVID-19
JEL: 
I12
I13
I18
J22
J28
J32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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