PAY, TECHNOLOGY, AND THE COST OF WORKER ABSENCE

Conventional studies of absenteeism concentrate on labor supply. An equilibrium approach, however, establishes that the shadow cost of absenteeism varies across firms that operate different technologies. Using an unusual employee/employer matched data set from France, which records both individual w...

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Volume: 45
Main Author: COLES, MELVYN
LANFRANCHI, JOSEPH
SKALLI, ALI
TREBLE, JOHN
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Malden, USA Blackwell Publishing Inc 01.04.2007
Western Economic Association International
Wiley
published in: Economic inquiry Vol. 45; no. 2; pp. 268 - 285
Data of publication: April 2007
ISSN: 0095-2583
1465-7295
EISSN: 1465-7295
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: We are grateful to the British Council and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs for financial support under the Alliance programme, and to Thomas Coutrot Ministère des Affaires Sociales, du Travail et de la Solidarité and Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques for permitting us access to the data. Coles and Treble are also grateful to Equipe de Recherche sur les Marchés, l’Emploi et la Simulation at Université Panthéon‐Assas, Paris II for their hospitality and assistance. Earlier drafts of the paper have been presented at seminars at Oxford, Manchester, Newcastle, Arizona, University College Dublin, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique (Paris), the 2001 Education and Employment Economics Group Conference (Leicester), the 2001 Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference (Aarhus), the Society of Labor Economists 2002 (Baltimore) and the European Association of Labour Economists Conference 2003 (Paris). Comments from participants are gratefully acknowledged, especially those from Martyn Andrews, Tim Barmby, Peter Dolton, Francis Kramarz, Naçxi Mocan, Ron Oaxaca and Jean‐Marc Robin. The final manuscript was much improved by comments from two anonymous referees.
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