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A household model for work absence
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
1998 (English)In: Applied Economics, ISSN 0003-6846, E-ISSN 1466-4283, Vol. 30, no 11, 1493-1503 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The economic incentives of work absence are empirically studied using a panel of Swedish blue collar workers, both men and women, that either are married or living with a spouse as married. A model for the daily absence decision is derived from standard economic utility theory. An estimable form for the annual number of absence days is obtained by considering the data generating process in some detail. The model is estimated, using the first two moments, with a generalized method of moment estimator. The panel structure of the data is explicity considered and a positive dependence between the number of days absent in the two time periods is found for females. A 1% increase in the cost will lead to a decrease in the mean number of days absent by 1.8 and 2.7% for females and males, respectively.

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1998. Vol. 30, no 11, 1493-1503 p.
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Decision making, Gender disparity, Labor market, Modeling, Sweden, Work place
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-64764DOI: 10.1080/000368498324832OAI: diva2:602695
Available from: 2013-02-02 Created: 2013-02-02 Last updated: 2013-02-12Bibliographically approved

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