Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/78700
Authors: 
Hesselius, Patrik
Persson, Malin
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2007:16
Abstract: 
In 1998 the Swedish national sickness insurance policy changed to allow additional compensation from e.g. collective agreements after the 90th day of absence without a reduction of the public sickness benefit. We estimate the effects of this policy change on the duration of sickness absence for employees in the municipal sector. After the change in policy, this group received 10 percentage points additional compensation during day 91 to 360 in a sick leave. The results indicate that durations of at least 91 days increased by 4.7 days on average. As a consequence, the cost for the national sickness insurance increased by 3.0 percent. For the supplementary insurance to cover its total cost, insurance premiums should be increased by 22 percent.
Subjects: 
Social insurance
sickness absence
collective agreements
JEL: 
H51
H55
I38
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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