Unemployment, Labour Market Flexibility and Absenteeism

A Pan-European Study

Ilias Livanos, Alexandros Zangelidis

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Abstract

Using micro-data from the European Union’s Labour Force Survey for 28 countries this study investigates the incidence and intensity of individuals’ sickness-absence behaviour, and assesses the importance of labour market characteristics like unemployment and the extent of atypical contracts and second job-holding on individuals’ sickness absence. The results identify that unemployment affects sickness absence through different pathways, exerting a negative effect on the probability of being absent and a positive effect on the duration of absence. In addition, the degree of second job-holding and part-time contracts in the labour market is found to be negatively related to individuals’ sickness absence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-515
Number of pages24
JournalIndustrial Relations
Volume52
Issue number2
Early online date18 Mar 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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Personnel
Absenteeism
Labour market flexibility
Unemployment
Sickness absence
Labour market
European Union
Country studies
Market characteristics
Pathway
Micro data
Labor force

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Unemployment, Labour Market Flexibility and Absenteeism : A Pan-European Study. / Livanos, Ilias; Zangelidis, Alexandros.

In: Industrial Relations, Vol. 52, No. 2, 04.2013, p. 492-515.

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