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dc.contributor.authorBroström, Göranen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohansson, Peren_US
dc.contributor.authorPalme, Mårtenen_US
dc.description.abstractWe estimate a labor supply model on a random sample of Swedish male and female blue collar workers to study the effect of economic incentives on work absence behavior. We observe work absence for each day during 1990 and 1991 for each worker in the sample. We use non-parametric (Kaplan-Meier) techniques; semi-parametric stratified models, where individual effects are removed; and fully prametric Cox regression models, where observed characteristics are used to control for heterogeneity. An exogenous change in the cost of being absent due to a reform of the sickness insurance, which took place during the time period covered by the data, is used as identifying information. The empirical analysis is focused on explaining gender differences in work absence behavior. We find that about one third of this difference in our sample can be attributed to differences in costs of being absent.en_US
dc.publisher|aEkonomiska Forskningsinst. |cStockholmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aSSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance |x465en_US
dc.subject.keywordSickness insuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordunobserved heterogeneityen_US
dc.subject.keywordstratified analysisen_US
dc.titleEconomic incentives and gender differences in work absence behavioren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

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