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"Waiting for the other shoe to drop": waiting for health care and duration of the sickness leave
Handelshögskolan vid Örebro universitet.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
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Abstract [en]

This paper uses a labor supply model that incorporates waiting for health care to derive an empirical specification for sick leave and to estimate the impact of waiting for health care on the duration of sick leave. In the estimations, we use the 2002 sample of the RFV-LS register database, supplemented with information from questionnaires. The results indicate that almost all waiting for health care variables have a statistically significant positive impact on the duration of sick leave, and did not induce substantial changes on the impact of traditional variables of the labor supply model.

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Umeå: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för nationalekonomi , 2010. , 28 p.
Umeå economic studies, ISSN 0348-1018
, Umeå Economic Studies, ISSN 1403-4824 online ; 814
Keyword [en]
sick leave, waiting list
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37233OAI: diva2:358433
Available from: 2010-10-21 Created: 2010-10-21 Last updated: 2010-12-06Bibliographically approved

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