Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Papers,
Lund University, Department of Economics

No 2004:3: An Analysis of Sick Leave in Sweden using Panel Data 1985-1997

Curt Wells, David Edgerton () and Agneta Kruse ()
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Curt Wells: Department of Economics, Lund University, Postal: Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Box 7082, S-220 07 Lund, Sweden
David Edgerton: Department of Economics, Lund University, Postal: Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Box 7082, S-220 07 Lund, Sweden
Agneta Kruse: Department of Economics, Lund University, Postal: Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Box 7082, S-220 07 Lund, Sweden

Abstract: 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

Keywords: Sick insurance; sick leave compensation; panel data; fixed effects negative binomial

JEL-codes: C23; C25; J22

18 pages, January 27, 2004

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