Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93265
Authors: 
Block, Jörn
Goerke, Laszlo
Millán, José María
Román, Concepción
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7936
Abstract: 
Work effort varies greatly across employees, as evidenced by substantial differences in absence rates. Moreover, absenteeism causes sizeable output losses. Using data from the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), this paper investigates absence behavior of family employees, i.e. workers who are employed in enterprises owned by a relative. Our estimates indicate that being a family employee instead of a regular employee in the private sector significantly reduces both the probability and duration of absence to a substantial degree.
Subjects: 
European Community Household Panel
family employees
absenteeism
work effort
JEL: 
I10
J22
M50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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