An Analysis of Sick Leave in Sweden using Panel Data 1985-1997

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Since the beginning of the 1990's, sick leave benefits accruing from the tax-financed Swedish social security insurance have been reduced a number of times. In this paper we use data from the survey on the Household Market and Non-market activities to estimate a fixed effects negative binomial model. We find a direct relationship between the rate of compensation and the amount of sick leave taken


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Economics


  • Sick insurance, sick leave compensation, panel data, fixed effects negative binomial
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDepartment of Economics, Lund Universtiy
Publication statusUnpublished - 2004
Publication categoryResearch

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NameWorking Papers, Department of Economics, Lund University

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